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Strasburg in Shenandoah County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Banks’ Fort

 
 
Banks' Fort image. Click for full size.
By Roger Dean Meyer, June 3, 2006
1. Banks' Fort
Inscription. The earthworks on the hilltop to the southwest were constructed by General Banks in the campaign of 1862.
 
Erected 1927 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number A-24.)
 
Location. 38° 59.537′ N, 78° 21.431′ W. Marker is in Strasburg, Virginia, in Shenandoah County. Marker is on N. Massanutten Street (Route 11) 0.1 miles south of Thompson Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Strasburg VA 22657, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Frontier Fort (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Frontier Fort (approx. 0.2 miles away); Historic Strasburg (approx. ¼ mile away); Stonewall’s Surprise (approx. ¼ mile away); This Fertile Land (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Strasburg.
 
Also see . . .  Dispatches from General Banks to Headquarters. Sent from Strasburg, May and June, 1862. (Submitted on November 2, 2006.) 
 
Additional keywords. General Nathaniel P. Banks
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Banks’ Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 29, 2007
2. Banks’ Fort Marker
Site of Bank's Fort image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 29, 2007
3. Site of Bank's Fort
Portions of Bank's Fort are now covered by the city water tower.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 1,784 times since then and 89 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.   2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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