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Augusta County Confederates Plaque

 
 
Augusta County Confederates Plaque Photo, Click for full size
By Robert H. Moore, II, March 5, 2009
1. Augusta County Confederates Plaque
Inscription.
This Bronze
Commemorates, To Generations
Which Knew Then Not,
The Virginia Volunteers
From Augusta In The Army Of The Confederate States. Twenty-Two Companies From Here Followed By Jackson And Stuart, With Many In Other Commands.

No Rebels They, But Worthy Sons Of Patriotic Sites, Who Took Arms In The Hour Of Their State’s Extremity, When Argument For Peace Was Ended, To Defend The Soil, The Homes And The Consti- Tutional Rights Won By Their Fathers. The World Has Seen No Braver Nor Truer Soldiery Than The Yeomen Whose Deeds Made Glorious This Valley Of The Shenandoah, And Their Fame Rests Secure As Their Native Hills.

If They Justified Not The Cause For Which They Were Ready To Die, They Ennobled Themselves, And May Be “Forgiven By The Sons Of Men Who For Conscience Sake Fought Against Their Government At Lexington And Bunker Hill.”
 
Location. 38° 9.121′ N, 79° 5.042′ W. Marker is in Staunton, Virginia. Marker can be reached from West Beverly Street (State Highway 254), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Plaque Located on the Tower, just north of the entrance of Thornrose Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Staunton VA 24401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At
Thornrose Cemetery Tower and Bridge Photo, Click for full size
By Robert H. Moore, II, March 5, 2009
2. Thornrose Cemetery Tower and Bridge
The Augusta County Confederate plaque can be seen in this view of the tower
least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate Dead Monument - Thornrose Cemetery (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stuart Hall (approx. 0.4 miles away); Trinity Church (approx. half a mile away); The Wesleyan Female Institute (approx. half a mile away); Dr. Alexander Humphreys (approx. half a mile away); The Hon. Archibald Stuart (approx. half a mile away); Ast Building (approx. 0.6 miles away); Augusta National Bank Building (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Staunton.
 
Additional keywords. Thornrose Cemetery, Staunton, Virginia
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
 
Another view of the tower and bridge, with plaque on the tower Photo, Click for full size
By Robert H. Moore, II, March 5, 2009
3. Another view of the tower and bridge, with plaque on the tower
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia. This page has been viewed 852 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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