Right off it is important to point out that these photographs were NOT taken at the Virginia Museum of the Civil War which is just down the road from this museum. Rather, this is a privately owned museum, culmination of decades of collecting historical American artifacts that are displayed for viewing for a small price. Photography is allowed and, if the museum is not crowded, you can use a tripod.
We could have spent many more hours taking in the many exhibits. I have a hundred plus more photographs that I am not posting! If you are ever in the New Market area please do check this place out as well as the Virginia Museum of the Civil War. If possible, check out for dates when re-enactments of the New Market Battle will take place. It was one of the first battles of the 1864 Valley Campaign when Grant ordered that the Shenandoah Valley be cleared and it crops burned! It is reputed to be excellent. Finally, there is a great emotional impact of the history lesson when surrounded by photographs of people, ordinary soldiers, and the items used during an important period of our national history. It is sobering