Harrisonburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Court Square & Springhouse
Temporary Prison Camp
Fighting occurred on Harrisonburg’s doorstep several times during the war, especially in 1862/. On June 6, just before the nearby battles of Cross keys and Port Republic, a rearguard engagement southeast of town resulted in the death of Gen. Turner Ashby, Jackson’s cavalry chief.
Erected by Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation & Virginia Civil War Trails.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Civil War Trails series list. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1863.
Location. 38° 26.97′ N, 78° 52.145′ W. Marker is in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Marker is on Main Street (Business U.S. 11), on the left when traveling north. 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 walking distance of this marker. Harrisonburg (here, next to this marker); In Honor of Charles Watson Wentworth (a few steps from this marker); Charlotte Harris Lynched (within shouting distance The Big Spring (within shouting distance of this marker); Lucy Frances Simms (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); McNeill’s Rangers (about 700 feet away); Bishop Francis Asbury (about 800 feet away); The Harrisonburg Downtown Historic District (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrisonburg.
More about this marker. On the left is a Wartime courthouse photo (1834 courthouse, Harrisonburg’s third). To the right is a portrait of Belle Boyd in the sidebar.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 26, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,947 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on October 18, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. 2, 3. submitted on February 26, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.