Strasburg in Shenandoah County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Great Train Raid of 1861
Jackson captured engines from Martinsburg, W.VA. and had them pulled by horse teams across the roads to Strasburg, near here, they were set on rails and sent south for the Confederate cause.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 38° 59.249′ N, 78° 21.355′ W. Marker is in Strasburg, Virginia, in Shenandoah County. Marker is on East King Street (Virginia Route 44), on the left when traveling west. Marker is in front of the Strasburg Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 440 East King Street, Strasburg VA 22657, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Strasburg Stone & Earthenware Mfg. Co. (here, next to this marker); The Great Train Raid (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Strasburg (within shouting distance of this marker); This Fertile Land (approx. ¼ mile away); Historic Strasburg (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Historic Strasburg (approx. 0.3 miles away); American Legion Banks’ Fort (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Strasburg.
Also see . . .
1. Jackson's operations against the B&O Railroad (1861). Wikipedia entry (Submitted on June 8, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. Shenandoah at War. Website homepage (Submitted on January 22, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 24, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 22, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,580 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 24, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.