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

The Great Train Raid of 1861

 
 
The Great Train Raid of 1861 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 27, 2007
1. The Great Train Raid of 1861 Marker
Inscription. Jackson captured engines from Martinsburg, W.VA. and had them pulled by horse teams across the roads to Strasburg, near here, they were set on rails and sent south for the Confederate cause.
 
Location. 38° 59.249′ N, 78° 21.355′ W. Marker is in Strasburg, Virginia, in Shenandoah County. Marker is on East King Street (Virginia Route 44), on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in front of the Strasburg Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 440 East King Street, Strasburg VA 22657, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Civil War Strasburg (here, next to this marker); The Great Train Raid (within shouting distance of this marker); This Fertile Land (approx. ¼ mile away); Historic Strasburg (approx. 0.3 miles away); Banks’ Fort (approx. 0.3 miles away); Stonewall’s Surprise (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Historic Strasburg (approx. 0.3 miles away); Signal Knob (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Strasburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Strasburg Museum website. (Submitted on January 22, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Shenandoah at War website. (Submitted on January 22, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Strasburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 27, 2007
2. Strasburg Marker

 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,311 times since then and 103 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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