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Near Mount Jackson in Shenandoah County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

McNeill’s Last Charge

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, September 25, 2006
1. McNeill’s Last Charge Marker
Inscription.  In the predawn darkness of 3 Oct. 1864, Capt. John Hanson McNeill led thirty of his Partisan Rangers, including local resident Joseph I. Triplett, against a hundred-man detachment of the 8th Ohio Cavalry Regiment that was guarding the Meems Bottom bridge on the Valley Turnpike. The attack ended in fifteen minutes with most of the guard captured and McNeill, among the best-known Confederate partisan commanders, mortally wounded. Taken first to the Rev. Anders R. Rude’s house a mile south, McNeill was moved on 20 Oct. to Hill’s Hotel (Stoneleigh) in Harrisonburg, where he died on 10 Nov. His body was later reinterred in Moorefield, W. Va., his home.
 
Erected 1999 by the Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number A-68.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 38° 43.732′ N, 78° 38.7′ W. Marker is near Mount Jackson, Virginia, in Shenandoah County. Marker is on Old Valley Turnpike (U.S. 11) north of Moreland Gap Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map
McNeill’s Last Charge Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 25, 2006
2. McNeill’s Last Charge Marker
In the distance is the Route 11 bridge over the North Fork of the Shenandoah River. This is not the location of the bridge discussed on the marker. Meems Bottom Bridge has its own marker (see Other Nearby Markers).
. Marker is in this post office area: Mount Jackson VA 22842, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Meem's Bottom Covered Bridge (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Meem’s Bottom Covered Bridge (approx. 0.8 miles away); World War II Memorial (approx. one mile away); 6036 Main Street (approx. one mile away); 6028 Main Street (approx. 1.1 miles away); 6024 Main Street (approx. 1.1 miles away); 6013 Main Street (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Jackson.
 
McNeill’s Last Charge Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 25, 2006
3. McNeill’s Last Charge Marker
Moreland Gap through Massanutten Mountain can be seen in the distance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 23, 2006. This page has been viewed 1,693 times since then and 44 times this year. Last updated on September 30, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 23, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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