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

Augusta County Confederates Plaque

 
 
Augusta County Confederates Plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Robert H. Moore, II, March 5, 2009
1. Augusta County Confederates Plaque
Inscription.  
This Bronze
Commemorates, To Generations
Which Knew Then Not,
The Virginia Volunteers
From Augusta In The Army Of The Confederate States. Twenty-Two Companies From Here Followed By Jackson And Stuart, With Many In Other Commands.

No Rebels They, But Worthy Sons Of Patriotic Sites, Who Took Arms In The Hour Of Their State’s Extremity, When Argument For Peace Was Ended, To Defend The Soil, The Homes And The Constitutional Rights Won By Their Fathers. The World Has Seen No Braver Nor Truer Soldiery Than The Yeomen Whose Deeds Made Glorious This Valley Of The Shenandoah, And Their Fame Rests Secure As Their Native Hills.

If They Justified Not The Cause For Which They Were Ready To Die, They Ennobled Themselves, And May Be “Forgiven By The Sons Of Men Who For Conscience Sake Fought Against Their Government At Lexington And Bunker Hill.”
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 38° 9.121′ N, 79° 5.042′ 
Thornrose Cemetery Tower and Bridge image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Robert H. Moore, II, March 5, 2009
2. Thornrose Cemetery Tower and Bridge
The Augusta County Confederate plaque can be seen in this view of the tower
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W. Marker is in Staunton, Virginia. Marker can be reached from West Beverly Street (State Highway 254), on the right when traveling west. Plaque Located on the Tower, just north of the entrance of Thornrose Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Staunton VA 24401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate Dead Monument - Thornrose Cemetery (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stuart Hall (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lt. Col. Jacob Earl "Shorty" Manch (approx. half a mile away); Trinity Church (approx. half a mile away); Central Methodist Church (approx. half a mile away); The Wesleyan Female Institute (approx. half a mile away); Montgomery Hall Park (approx. half a mile away); Dr. Alexander Humphreys (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Staunton.
 
Additional keywords. Thornrose Cemetery, Staunton, Virginia
 
Another view of the tower and bridge, with plaque on the tower image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Robert H. Moore, II, March 5, 2009
3. Another view of the tower and bridge, with plaque on the tower
Thornrose Cemetery Entrance image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bradley Owen, October 15, 2017
4. Thornrose Cemetery Entrance
Grave of Jed Hotchkiss located in Thornrose Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bradley Owen, October 15, 2017
5. Grave of Jed Hotchkiss located in Thornrose Cemetery
Known most frequently as the most famous cartographer and topographer of the American Civil War.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 6, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,204 times since then and 34 times this year. Last updated on August 30, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 6, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia.   4, 5. submitted on January 30, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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May. 20, 2022