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Middletown in Frederick County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Engagement Of Middletown

 
 
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By Roger Dean Meyer, June 3, 2006
1. Engagement Of Middletown Marker
Inscription. Here Stonewall Jackson, on May 24, 1862, attacked Banks retreating from Strasburg and forced him to divide his army.
 
Erected 1929 by Conservation and Development Commission. (Marker Number A-16.)
 
Location. 39° 1.806′ N, 78° 16.619′ W. Marker is in Middletown, Virginia, in Frederick County. Marker is on Main Street (U.S. 11) 0.1 miles north of First Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located in front of the Wayside Inn. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7783 Main Street, Middletown VA 22645, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Colonel Charles Russell Lowell (a few steps from this marker); Old Stone Fort (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Middletown (approx. 0.3 miles away); Battle of Cedar Creek (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Cauldron (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Middletown.
 
Also see . . .  Nathaniel P. Banks’ Report of Jackson’s Valley Campaign. May 15 - June 17, 1862 Report of Maj. Gen. Nathaniel P. Banks, U.S. Army, commanding Department of the Shenandoah. (Submitted on October 3, 2006.) 
 
Additional keywords.
Wayside Inn image. Click for full size.
By Roger Dean Meyer, June 3, 2006
2. Wayside Inn
General Thomas J. Jackson, Major-General Nathaniel P. Banks
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Engagement Of Middletown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 13, 2018
3. Engagement Of Middletown Marker
Larrick’s Tavern, Built 1742, Wayside Inn Since 1797
Wayside Inn, Middletown, Virginia image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 13, 2018
4. Wayside Inn, Middletown, Virginia
originally built in 1797 and known as Wilkinson Tavern. Later purchased by Jacob Larrick and operated as Larrick Hotel. Before and after the Civil War was relay station for Shenandoah Valley stage lines. Near this site General Sheridan met his retreating troops and terminated his famous ride from Winchester after the first half of the battle of Cedar Creek. Since 1908 operated under the name Wayside Inn, and was the first American hostelry to cater to the automobile tourist only. It has a nation-wide reputation and its guests average over 8,000 yearly.
Photo on display at Wayside Inn
Wayside Inn,<br>America’s Oldest Motor Inn image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 13, 2018
5. Wayside Inn,
America’s Oldest Motor Inn
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 25, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 3, 2006, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 1,512 times since then and 77 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 3, 2006, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.   3, 4, 5. submitted on May 21, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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