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

Banks’ Fort

 
 
Banks' Fort image. Click for full size.
By Roger Dean Meyer, June 3, 2006
1. Banks' Fort
Inscription.  The earthworks on the hilltop to the southwest were constructed by General Banks in the campaign of 1862.
 
Erected 1927 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number A-24.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1862.
 
Location. 38° 59.537′ N, 78° 21.431′ W. Marker is in Strasburg, Virginia, in Shenandoah County. Marker is on N. Massanutten Street (Route 11) 0.1 miles south of Thompson Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Strasburg VA 22657, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Frontier Fort (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Frontier Fort (approx. 0.2 miles away); American Legion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Historic Strasburg (approx. ¼ mile away); Stonewall's Surprise (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Strasburg.
 
Also see . . .  Dispatches from General Banks to Headquarters
Banks’ Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 29, 2007
2. Banks’ Fort Marker
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. Sent from Strasburg, May and June, 1862. (Submitted on November 2, 2006.) 
 
Additional keywords. General Nathaniel P. Banks
 
Site of Bank's Fort image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 29, 2007
3. Site of Bank's Fort
Portions of Bank's Fort are now covered by the city water tower.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 2, 2006, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 1,975 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 2, 2006, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.   2, 3. submitted on November 10, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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