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Near McDowell in Highland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Battle of McDowell

McDowell Battlefield Trail

 
 
The Battle of McDowell Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 2, 2010
1. The Battle of McDowell Marker
Inscription.  
"God blessed our arms with victory at McDowell yesterday…"
Major General's Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson to his Wife Anna.

The McDowell Battlefield Trail is a 1.5-mile hike that will take you to the battleline on top of Sitlington’s Hill—the scene of heavy fighting on May 8, 1862. Sitlington’s Hill is a spur of Bull Pasture Mountain, so the climb is very steep and should be made with caution. The trail is marked by blue blazes on trees along the route. The hike takes approximately two hours for a round trip.
 
Erected by Civil War Preservation Trust and Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable EventsWar, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1887.
 
Location. 38° 19.466′ N, 79° 27.95′ W. Marker is near McDowell, Virginia, in Highland County. Marker is on Highland Turnpike (U.S. 250), on the left when traveling west. Located in the Civil War Preservation's Trust McDowell Battlefield. Touch for map. Marker
The Battle of McDowell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 8, 2021
2. The Battle of McDowell Marker
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is at or near this postal address: 10561 Highland Turnpike, Mc Dowell VA 24458, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named The Battle of McDowell (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Battle of McDowell (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Battle of McDowell (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Battle of McDowell (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named The Battle of McDowell (approx. half a mile away); Battle Of McDowell (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named The Battle of McDowell (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Battle of McDowell (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in McDowell.
 
More about this marker. In the center is a portrait of Confederate commander Major General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson. To the right is a map of the battlefield indicating important sites.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
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The Battle of McDowell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 8, 2021
4. The Battle of McDowell Marker
This Marker is on the Right image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 2, 2010
5. This Marker is on the Right
This photo is of the marker before the additional Civil War Trails sign was installed.
Battle of McDowell Marker roadside pull-off sign image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 2, 2010
6. Battle of McDowell Marker roadside pull-off sign
This sign is on the opposite side of the ample parking area. The view on this photo is east.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 4, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,745 times since then and 30 times this year. Last updated on January 29, 2013, by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Photos:   1. submitted on May 5, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   2. submitted on May 8, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   3. submitted on March 30, 2009.   4. submitted on May 8, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   5, 6. submitted on May 5, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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