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Harrisonburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Battle of Harrisonburg

 
 
The Battle of Harrisonburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 27, 2008
1. The Battle of Harrisonburg Marker
Inscription. On wooded Chestnut Ridge the evening of Friday, June 6, 1862, Pennsylvania Bucktails under Col. Kane were defeated in a hard fight with the 58th Va. under Col. Letcher and Gen. Turner Ashby and the 1st Md. under Col. Bradley Johnson. Gen. Ashby killed; Col. Kane captured. Stonewall Jackson said of Gen. Ashby: “I never knew his superior, his daring was proverbial.”
 
Location. 38° 25.412′ N, 78° 51.888′ W. Marker is in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Turner Ashby Lane 0.2 miles north of Neff Avenue. Click for map. The old Turner Ashby Lane off of Port Republic Road has been closed. The site can be accessed via a new Turner Ashby Lane off of Neff Avenue. Marker is in this post office area: Harrisonburg VA 22801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chestnut Ridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Gen. Turner Ashby (within shouting distance of this marker); James Madison University (approx. 0.8 miles away); Where Ashby Fell (approx. 1.2 miles away); General Turner Ashby of Fauquier (approx. 1.2 miles away); End of the Campaign
Battle of Harrisonburg Map image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 27, 2008
2. Battle of Harrisonburg Map
(approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named James Madison University (approx. 1.3 miles away); Rockingham County World War I Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Harrisonburg.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
The Battle of Harrisonburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 20, 2012
3. The Battle of Harrisonburg Marker
Chestnut Ridge and Battle of Harrisonburg markers image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, November 23, 2006
4. Chestnut Ridge and Battle of Harrisonburg markers
Original position of the markers.
Nearby Ashby Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, November 23, 2006
5. Nearby Ashby Monument
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,269 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   5. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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