New Market in Shenandoah County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
will be heard from
May 3, 1863
[ Lower Marker: ]
The 1990 restoration of the Jackson statue
was made possible by the descendants of
William Bradford Ryland, Class of 1924,
Alexander Fleet Ryland, Class of 1897,
Josiah Ryland, Class of 1859,
who studied under Jackson at the Institute.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1911.
Location. 38° 39.687′ N, 78° 40.243′ W. Marker is in New Market, Virginia, in Shenandoah County. Marker is on George Collins Parkway (Virginia Route 305), on the left when traveling east. Located at the Virginia Museum of the Civil War. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8895 George Collins Pkwy, New Market VA 22844, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Died on the Field of Honor…" (within shouting distance of this marker); New Market Battlefield Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Baptism of Fire (within shouting distance of The Battle of New Market (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bushong Farm (approx. 0.2 miles away); “Good-bye, Lieutenant, I am killed.” (approx. ¼ mile away); This Rustic Pile (approx. ¼ mile away); Heroism in Defeat (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Market.
More about this marker. The Virginia Museum of the Civil War is part of the Virginia Military Institute Museum System.
Regarding Stonewall Jackson. Former location of the marker was at coordinates 37° 47.437′ N, 79° 26.161′ W on Letcher Ave. It was in front of the old barracks of the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) in Lexington, VA.
1. Statue removed and will be relocated.
VMI today removed the statue of Stonewall Jackson and it will be relocated to the Virginia Museum of the Civil War and New Market Battlefield State Historical Park.
The statue had been a subject of controversy for years, but the school had committed to keeping it in place in front of VMI’s historic barracks as recently as July.
— Submitted December 7, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery,
Credits. This page was last revised on April 4, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 23, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 658 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 23, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. 3. submitted on March 31, 2022, by Linda Walcroft of Woodstock, Virginia. 4, 5. submitted on August 23, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.