Harrisonburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Death of Ashby
— 1862 Valley Campaign —
The next day, Ashby’s body lay in state in the Frank Kemper house in Port Republic, where a brief funeral service was held. Jackson viewed the body there in private.
On June 6, 1898, the Turner Ashby Monument was dedicated under the auspices of Turner Ashby Chapter 162, United Daughters of the Confederacy. The Chapter continues to maintain the death site.
Erected by Virginia Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy, and the Virginia Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 38° 25.416′ N, 78° 51.865′ W. Marker is in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Turner Ashby Lane 0.2 miles north of Neff Avenue. The old Turner Ashby Lane off of Port Republic Road has been closed. The site can be accessed via a new Turner Ashby Lane off of Neff Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Harrisonburg VA 22801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Battle of Harrisonburg (within shouting distance of this marker); Gen. Turner Ashby (within shouting distance of this marker); James Madison University Where Ashby Fell (approx. 1.2 miles away); General Turner Ashby of Fauquier (approx. 1.2 miles away); End of the Campaign (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named James Madison University (approx. 1.3 miles away); Rockingham County World War I Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrisonburg.
More about this marker. The marker contains a sketch of the battle with the caption Late evening engagement between Ashby’s troops (right) and the Pennsylvania Bucktails shortly after Gen. Ashby was killed. The wounded Lt. Col. Thomas Kane of the Bucktails is depicted (left of center) shortly before his capture by the Confederates. After his recovery and exchange he was promoted to brigadier general. A map of the battlefield and portraits of Gen. Turner Ashby and Lt. Col. Thomas Kane are also displayed.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Grieving comrades carried Ashby's body the Kemper House in Port Republic.
Also see . . . Civil War Traveler. Harrisonburg and area (Submitted on February 12, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 9, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 4,385 times since then and 164 times this year. Last updated on February 1, 2009, by Linda Walcroft of Strasburg, Virginia. Photos: 1. submitted on February 1, 2009, by Linda Walcroft of Strasburg, Virginia. 2. submitted on August 20, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 3. submitted on January 9, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. 4. submitted on February 1, 2009, by Linda Walcroft of Strasburg, Virginia. 5. submitted on February 26, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia. 6, 7. submitted on January 9, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. 8. submitted on January 9, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 9, 10. submitted on February 1, 2009, by Linda Walcroft of Strasburg, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.