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Ivy in Albemarle County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Jackson's Valley Campaign

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, April 9, 2021
1. Jackson's Valley Campaign Marker
Inscription.  During the Shenandoah Valley Campaign (March - June 1862) Confederate Maj. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson used deceptive maneuvers and sharp attacks to divert Union forces from the Peninsula Campaign against Richmond. Late in April, Jackson's men began an eastward march over the Blue Ridge Mountains, convincing the Federals that they were bound for Richmond. On 3 may, Jackson bivouacked at the nearby Mechum's River Station on the Virginia Central Railroad. The next day, part of his army returned to the Valley by train while the rest followed on foot. At the Battle of McDowell in the Allegheny Mountains on 8 May, Jackson defeated the vanguard of Union Maj. Gen John C. Frémont's army.
 
Erected 2016 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number W-162.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1862.
 
Location. 38° 3.716′ N, 78° 38.718′ W. Marker is in Ivy, Virginia, in Albemarle County. Marker is on Ivy Road (Route 250) 0.1 miles west of
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By Devry Becker Jones, April 9, 2021
2. Jackson's Valley Campaign Marker
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Gillums Ridge Road (Virginia Route 787), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5715 Ivy Rd, Charlottesville VA 22903, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Birthplace of Meriwether Lewis (approx. 2.6 miles away); Crozet (approx. 3.1 miles away); The Rothwell Family ... / Elisha Wm. Robertson ... (approx. 3½ miles away); Miller School (approx. 4.7 miles away); Staunton and James River Turnpike (approx. 6.2 miles away); Convention Army The Barracks (approx. 6.9 miles away); Albemarle Barracks Burial Site (approx. 6.9 miles away); Mirador (approx. 7.1 miles away).
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. This marker has replaced the linked marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 11, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 11, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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May. 11, 2021