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Near Stanley in Page County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Stonewall Jackson's Marches

 
 
Stonewall Jackson's Marches Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, October 4, 2008
1. Stonewall Jackson's Marches Marker
Inscription. The Shenandoah Valley below was the scene of much of Confederate General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson's activity, during the first two years of the Civil War. His swift and secret marches earned his troops the name of "foot cavalry."

Jackson's Valley Campaign supplied the lean Confederacy with captured materials of war. His victories resulted in many Union troops being withheld from the first sustained campaign against Richmond, for the defense of Washington, D.C.
 
Location. 38° 32.044′ N, 78° 25.358′ W. Marker is near Stanley, Virginia, in Page County. Marker is on Skyline Drive, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located at the Fishers Gap Overlook in Shenandoah National Park. Marker is in this post office area: Stanley VA 22851, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jackson's Last Mountain Crossing (a few steps from this marker but has been reported missing); Guarding the Past (approx. mile away); Getting to know the air you breathe! (approx. one mile away); Big Meadows Lodge (approx. 1.1 miles away); Dark Hollow (approx. 1.1 miles away); National Park Service CCC Camps
Stonewall Jackson's Marches Map image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, October 4, 2008
2. Stonewall Jackson's Marches Map
The map indicates several locations where important events occurred during Jackson's operations in the Shenandoah Valley. The map traces the routes of Jackson's 1861 and 1862 campaigns, as well as the path of his body following his death in 1863.
(approx. 1.3 miles away); Iron Mike (approx. 1.4 miles away); Skyline Drive Historic District (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Stanley.
 
Regarding Stonewall Jackson's Marches. This marker is one of several detailing Civil War activities in Page County, Virginia. Please see the Page County Civil War Markers link below.
 
Also see . . .
1. Jackson's Valley Campaign of 1862. From The Confederate Military History, Volume 3, Chapter XIV (Submitted on October 31, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Photos, Art Work, and Music. Courtesy "YouTube":: an encellent tribute in photos, art work, and music to Gen. "Stonewall" Jackson. (Submitted on February 14, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 

3. Page County Civil War Markers. (Submitted on February 25, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
4. Avenue of Armies: Civil War Sites of Luray and Page County, Virginia. (Submitted on March 20, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Markers at Fishers Gap Overlook image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, October 4, 2008
3. Markers at Fishers Gap Overlook
Fishers Gap on the Blue Ridge image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, October 4, 2008
4. Fishers Gap on the Blue Ridge
In the distance is Massanutten Mountain, with New Market Gap seen as the cleft in the ridge line.
Stonewall Jackson's Marches Marker image. Click for full size.
By Valley View Postcards, circa 1993
5. Stonewall Jackson's Marches Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,497 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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