Ivy in Albemarle County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Jacksonís Valley Campaign
Erected 2002 by Department of Historic Resource[s]. (Marker Number W-162.)
Location. 38° 3.73′ N, 78° 38.877′ W. Marker is in Ivy, Virginia, in Albemarle County. Marker is on Ivy Road (U.S. 250) east of Three Notched Road (Virginia Route 240). Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ivy VA 22945, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Birthplace of Meriwether Lewis (approx. 2.8 miles away); Crozet (approx. 2.9 miles away); The Rothwell Family ... / Elisha Wm. Robertson ... Miller School (approx. 4.6 miles away); Staunton and James River Turnpike (approx. 6.1 miles away); Mirador (approx. 7 miles away); Convention Army The Barracks (approx. 7 miles away); Albemarle Barracks Burial Site (approx. 7.1 miles away).
More about this marker. This marker replaced an earlier marker with this same title and number that read, “Near here, Stonewall Jacksonís troops entrained, May 4, 1862, to go west to Staunton in the move that led to the battle of McDowell.”
Also see . . . The Virginia Central Railroad. “During the Civil War the Virginia Central was one of the Confederacyís most important lines, carrying food from the Shenandoah region to Richmond, and ferrying troops and supplies back and forth as the campaigns surrounded its tracks frequently. On more than one occasion it was used in actual tactical operations, transporting troops directly to the battlefield. The Blue Ridge Tunnels and the Virginia Central were key tools in the fast mobilization of Confederate General Stonewall Jacksonís famous Ďfoot cavalry.í But, it was a prime target (Submitted on July 21, 2007.)
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