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

Civil War Action in Edinburg

 
 
Civil War Action in Edinburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Linda Walcroft, September 20, 2009
1. Civil War Action in Edinburg Marker
Inscription.  During Maj. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson's 1862 Valley campaign, Confederate Col. Turner Ashby's cavalry and Chew's Battery halted Union Maj Gen. Nathaniel P. Banks's steady advance southward. Ashby engaged Union forces 28 times in April along Stony Creek and the Valley Pike. Confederate guns located on Cemetery Hill to the southwest, dueled with Union batteries on Academy Hill directly across the center of Edinburg. In early October 1864, during their burning of the Shenandoah Valley, Maj. Gen. Philip H. Sheridan's troopers set the Edinburg Mill afire but extinguished it after two local girls protested.
 
Erected 1995 by Dept. of Historic Resources. (Marker Number AB-2.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 38° 49.29′ N, 78° 33.978′ W. Marker is in Edinburg, Virginia, in Shenandoah County. Marker is at the intersection of Stony Creek Boulevard (County Route 185) and Piccadilly Street, on the right when traveling north on Stony Creek Boulevard. Marker is
Civil War Action in Edinburg Marker and Nearby Plaque for Turner Ashby's Command image. Click for full size.
By Linda Walcroft, September 23, 2009
2. Civil War Action in Edinburg Marker and Nearby Plaque for Turner Ashby's Command
one block north of U.S. Route 11 (also called Main Street and Old Valley Pike). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Edinburg VA 22824, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Edinburg Mill Rain Garden (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wheat Fan (about 600 feet away); Charred Timbers (about 600 feet away); Edinburg Mill (about 600 feet away); The Stony Creek Line (about 600 feet away); Stoney Creek Flood Water Level (about 600 feet away); Schoolhouse Bench (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Wheat Fan (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Edinburg.
 
Additional keywords. Stonewall Jackson, Shenandoah Valley
 
Edinburg Mill image. Click for full size.
By Linda Walcroft, September 23, 2009
3. Edinburg Mill
214 South Main Street (Route 11), Edinburg, Virginia
Col. Turner Ashby, Roll of Co. C. 7th. Virginia Cavalry, Laurel Brigade image. Click for full size.
By Linda Walcroft, September 23, 2009
4. Col. Turner Ashby, Roll of Co. C. 7th. Virginia Cavalry, Laurel Brigade
Plaque continues with with list of officers and privates
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 5, 2009, by Linda Walcroft of Strasburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,495 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 5, 2009, by Linda Walcroft of Strasburg, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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