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Jackson’s March to Fredericksburg

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, July 1, 2007
1. Jackson’s March to Fredericksburg Marker
Inscription. Stonewall Jackson, on his march from Winchester to Fredericksburg, preceding the Battle of Fredericksburg, camped here, November 26, 1862.
 
Erected 1929 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number JE-1.)
 
Location. 38° 23.11′ N, 78° 15.184′ W. Marker is in Madison, Virginia, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street (Business U.S. 29) and Old Blue Ridge Turnpike (Virginia Route 231), on the right when traveling south on North Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Madison VA 22727, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. James L. Kemper Residence (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hebron Lutheran Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Joseph Early Home (approx. 3.8 miles away); Oak Grove Baptist Church
Jackson’s March to Fredericksburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 1, 2007
2. Jackson’s March to Fredericksburg Marker
View north. Route 231 heads northwest on the left. Route 29 is out of frame on the right.
(approx. 4.1 miles away); Battle of Jack’s Shop (approx. 5.4 miles away); A Camp of Stonewall Jackson’s (approx. 6.5 miles away); Cavalry Engagement at Jack’s Shop (approx. 6.7 miles away); Engagement at James City (approx. 6.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Madison.
 
Regarding Jackson’s March to Fredericksburg. “Jackson, who had been busy in the [Shenandoah] valley breaking up the line of the Baltimore & Ohio railroad and keeping the Federal authorities uneasy as to his whereabouts, promptly obeyed Lee’s order to follow after Longstreet, but by ways farther to the westward. By making demonstrations at Chester and Thornton gaps, of the Blue ridge, he mystified those watching his movements by marching up the valley to New Market, thence taking the great highway leading across the Massanutton, the south fork of the Shenandoah,
Jackson’s March to Fredericksburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 1, 2007
3. Jackson’s March to Fredericksburg Marker
View south. Route 231 on the left merges with Route 29. Madison is straight ahead.
the Blue ridge at Fisher’s gap and by Madison Court House, to the vicinity of Orange Court House, and thence by the road to Fredericksburg; taking but two days to reach Orange Court House. He arrived in the vicinity of Fredericksburg near the end of November, having successfully concealed his march, and went into camp between Fredericksburg and Guiney’s station.” —Confederate Military History, Volume 3, Chapter 20
 
Additional keywords. Maj. Gen. Thomas J. Jackson
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,159 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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