Harrisonburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Court Square & Springhouse
Temporary Prison Camp
Fighting occurred on Harrisonburg’s doorstep several times during the war, especially in 1862/. On June 6, just before the nearby battles of Cross keys and Port Republic, a rearguard engagement southeast of town resulted in the death of Gen. Turner Ashby, Jackson’s cavalry chief.
For a town of its size (about 1,400 in 1860), Harrisonburg had a large number of hotels, reflecting its importance as the county seat and a regional commercial center. The American Hotel (built
Erected by Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation & Virginia Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 38° 26.97′ N, 78° 52.145′ W. Marker is in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Marker is on Main Street (Business U.S. 11), on the left when traveling north. 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. Harrisonburg (here, next to this marker); The Big Spring (within shouting distance of this marker); McNeill’s Rangers (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hardesty-Higgins House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Warren-Sipe House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate General Hospital The Woodbine Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Woodbine Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Harrisonburg.
More about this marker. On the left is a Wartime courthouse photo (1834 courthouse, Harrisonburg’s third). To the right is a portrait of Belle Boyd in the sidebar.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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