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Edinburg in Shenandoah County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Charred Timbers

 
 
Charred Timbers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, October 17, 2020
1. Charred Timbers Marker
Inscription.  Between September 26 and October 8, 1864, General Philip Sheridan's troops worked their way north from Staunton to Cedar Creek, leaving behind destruction previously unseen in North America. ultimately spared, the Edinburg Mill was set ablaze like so many others with fires started in the stairwells which acted like natural chimneys that would quickly spread the fire throughout the building. You can still see some of the charred timbers in this window that was installed just for that purpose. The damage to the building was minimal and much of the visible charring has been rubbed away over the years by visitor's hands. You can learn more about "The Burning" by watching the Museum's Movie inside.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 38° 49.27′ N, 78° 34.097′ W. Marker is in Edinburg, Virginia, in Shenandoah County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street (U.S. 11) and Massie Farm Lane, on the right when traveling west on South Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 214 S Main St, Edinburg VA 22824, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
Charred Timbers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, October 17, 2020
2. Charred Timbers Marker
distance of this marker. Wheat Fan (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Wheat Fan (a few steps from this marker); Schoolhouse Bench (a few steps from this marker); Stoney Creek Flood Water Level (a few steps from this marker); Edinburg Mill Rain Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Edinburg Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); The Stony Creek Line (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Action in Edinburg (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Edinburg.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 19, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 38 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 19, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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