Near Strasburg in Shenandoah County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The devastating effect of Civil War weapons made the use of field fortifications routine by 1864. They provided protection to defenders while increasing problems for the attacker. Construction was conducted within procedures developed at West Point prior to the war and was fully standard on both sides.
Location. 39° 0.231′ N, 78° 21.276′ W. Marker is near Strasburg, Virginia, in Shenandoah County. Marker can be reached from Valley Pike (U.S. 11), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located just off the parking lot for the Stonewall Jackson Headquarters Museum / Crystal Caverns. Marker is at or near this postal address: 33229 Old Valley Pike, Strasburg VA 22657, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hupp’s Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); a different Hupp's Hill (approx. half a mile away); Frontier Fort (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Frontier Fort (approx. 0.6 miles away); Banks’ Fort (approx. 0.8 miles away); Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church (approx. one mile away); Stonewall’s Surprise (approx. one mile away); Historic Strasburg (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Strasburg.
More about this marker. The marker displays a drawing of a Civil War cannon and a topographical map of the positioned described.
Also see . . . Battle of Cedar Creek Staff Ride. The Museum is tour stop one on the Center of Military History staff ride of the Battle of Cedar Creek. (Submitted on November 10, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 10, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,239 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 10, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.