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Hanging Rock in Roanoke County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

United Daughters of the Confederacy Monuments

Hanging Rock Battlefield Trail

 
 
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By Kevin W., December 28, 2008
1. United Daughters of the Confederacy Monuments Marker
Inscription. When Miss Massie Garst died in 1960, she bequested the Hanging Rock and Buzzardís Roost to the Virginia Division United Daughters of the Confederacy. She will that this site be preserved as memorial to the brave soldiers who fought and died in the Battle of Hanging Rock on June 21, 1864. Miss Garstís home was situated near the gap where Confederate Brig. General John McCausland fired on the artillery and supply wagons of Major General David Hunterís U.S. Army.

On June 3, 1932, the Southern Cross Chapter No. 746 U.D.C. erected a monument on Route 311, memorializing the battle and the Confederate soldiers who died here. On June 21, 1964, the William Watts Chapter No. 809 dedicated a monument at the intersection of I-81 and Route 419 to commemorate the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Battle of Hanging Rock.
 
Erected 1999 by County of Roanoke, the City of Salem, and the Hanging Rock Battlefield and Railway Preservation Foundation.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. 37° 19.677′ N, 80° 2.419′ W. Marker is in Hanging Rock, Virginia, in Roanoke County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Thompson Memorial
United Daughters of the Confederacy Monuments Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., December 28, 2008
2. United Daughters of the Confederacy Monuments Marker
This marker is second from the left.
Drive (Virginia Route 311) and Kessler Mill Drive. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Salem VA 24153, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hanging Rock Battlefield Trail (here, next to this marker); The Battle of Hanging Rock (here, next to this marker); George Morgan Jones (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Hanging Rock (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); McCausland Attacks (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Hanging Rock Coal Trestle (approx. 0.2 miles away); Two Future Presidents In Wartime Retreat (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hanging Rock (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hanging Rock.
 
More about this marker. Marker is one of several interpretive signs along the cinder-surfaced, 1.7-mile long Hanging Rock Battlefield Trail that winds along Mason Creek and Kessler Mill Road in Salem, Virginia.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. As mentioned, markers placed in 1932 by the Southern Cross Chapter No. 746 U.D.C. and in 1964 by the William Watts Chapter No. 809.
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,615 times since then and 91 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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