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Near Falling Waters in Berkeley County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

General “Stonewall” Jackson

 
 
Stonewall Jackson Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 11, 2011
1. Stonewall Jackson Marker
Inscription.  
In Memory of
General “Stonewall” Jackson

This tablet is erected by the Berkeley County Chapter United Daughters of the Confederacy to commemorate an instance of General Jackson’s remarkable bravery at all times in the face of the gravest danger.

On this site July 2, 1861, General Jackson was seated under an oak tree giving orders when fired upon by Federal troops. A cannon ball cut off a limb of the tree, but Jackson, unhurt, rode calmly away.
 
Erected by United Daughters of the Confederacy - Berkeley County Chapter.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy series list. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1966.
 
Location. 39° 32.233′ N, 77° 54.607′ W. Marker is near Falling Waters, West Virginia, in Berkeley County. Marker is on Williamsport Pike (U.S. 11), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5006 Williamsport Pike, Martinsburg WV 25404, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
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2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Falling Waters (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Falling Waters (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Falling Waters (approx. half a mile away); Stumpy’s Hollow (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Falling Waters (approx. 0.9 miles away); Battle of Hoke's Run (approx. 1.7 miles away); Battles of Falling Waters (approx. 1.9 miles away); Falling Waters (approx. 1.9 miles away in Maryland). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Falling Waters.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. View series of markers relating to the Battle of Falling Waters.
 
Marker on Williamsport Pike image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 11, 2011
2. Marker on Williamsport Pike
Gen. Jackson actually did not acquire the sobriquet "Stonewall" until three weeks after the events described on the marker.
Stonewall Jackson Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 11, 2011
3. Stonewall Jackson Marker
The marker is located on the Falling Waters Battlefield. This July 2, 1861 battle was the first to occur in the Shenandoah Valley.
General “Stonewall” Jackson Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bradley Owen, October 19, 2017
4. General “Stonewall” Jackson Marker
Flag and chain fence have been installed at this location.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 11, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,556 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 11, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   4. submitted on April 8, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia.

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Apr. 18, 2024