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Markham in Fauquier County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Brig. Gen. Turner Ashby, C.S.A.

 
 
Brig. Gen. Turner Ashby, C.S.A. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, June 23, 2007
1. Brig. Gen. Turner Ashby, C.S.A. Marker
Inscription.  Turner Ashby, Stonewall Jackson’s cavalry commander during the brilliant 1862 Shenandoah Valley campaign, was born on 23 Oct. 1828 just north at Rose Bank. From 1853 to 1858, Ashby operated a mercantile business in a large frame building just to the south, at the foot of the hill on which stands his home, Wolf’s Crag. An unsuccessful candidate for the House of Delegates in 1858, he left his home in April 1861 to serve the Confederacy as a captain of his Mountain Rangers. Ashby was killed in action on 6 June 1862 near Harrisonburg, Virginia, and is buried in Winchester.
 
Erected 1997 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number FF-10.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1861.
 
Location. 38° 54.339′ N, 77° 59.722′ W. Marker is in Markham, Virginia, in Fauquier County. Marker is at the intersection of John Marshall Highway
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(Virginia Route 55) and Leeds Manor Road (County Route 688) on John Marshall Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Markham VA 22643, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lee’s Bivouac, Gettysburg Campaign (here, next to this marker); The Hollow (approx. ¼ mile away); John Marshall's Leeds Manor Rural Historic District (approx. 2.8 miles away); The Episcopal Church of Leeds Parish (approx. 3.8 miles away); In Memory of Officers of the C.S.A. (approx. 3.8 miles away); Delaplane (approx. 4 miles away); Piedmont Station (approx. 4 miles away); Discovery Shenandoah Valley (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Markham.
 
Pull off for FF 4 and FF 10 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, June 23, 2007
2. Pull off for FF 4 and FF 10
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 25, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 27, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 3,680 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 27, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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