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Harrisonburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

General Turner Ashby of Fauquier

 
 
General Turner Ashby of Faquier Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, November 23, 2006
1. General Turner Ashby of Faquier Marker
Inscription.
A mile and a half southeast
of this spot
General Turner Ashby of Fauquier,
“Knight of the Valley”, was killed in battle
June 6, 1862.
To honor him
and all of Rockingham’s enlisted men,
1861-1865
this tablet is erected,
1926.

 
Erected 1926 by Battlefield Markers Association, Western Division.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Battlefield Markers Association, and the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. 38° 26.151′ N, 78° 52.802′ W. Marker is in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street (U.S. 11) and Port Republic Road, on the right when traveling north on South Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Harrisonburg VA 22801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Where Ashby Fell (within shouting distance of this marker); James Madison University (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named James Madison University (approx. 0.4 miles away); End of the Campaign (approx. half a mile away); Rockingham County World War I Memorial
General Turner Ashby of Faquier Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, November 23, 2006
2. General Turner Ashby of Faquier Marker
(approx. 0.7 miles away); Confederate General Hospital (approx. 0.9 miles away); Warren-Sipe House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Hardesty-Higgins House (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Harrisonburg.
 
More about this marker. One of the 25 markers funded by the Battlefield Markers Association, Western Division. It was organized in Charlottesville in 1925 to purchase bronze tablets with appropriate historic inscriptions. These were placed on the bases erected by the Daughters of the Confederacy, D. A. R., and Memorial Association on the principal battlefields of Virginia.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
General Turner Ashby of Fauquier Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, August 20, 2012
3. General Turner Ashby of Fauquier Marker
Battlefield Markers Asscociation, Western Division Booklet (1929) Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, April 29, 2006
4. Battlefield Markers Asscociation, Western Division Booklet (1929)
 
 
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