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Harrisonburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Battle of Harrisonburg

 
 
The Battle of Harrisonburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 27, 2008
1. The Battle of Harrisonburg Marker
Inscription.  On wooded Chestnut Ridge the evening of Friday, June 6, 1862, Pennsylvania Bucktails under Col. Kane were defeated in a hard fight with the 58th Va. under Col. Letcher and Gen. Turner Ashby and the 1st Md. under Col. Bradley Johnson. Gen. Ashby killed; Col. Kane captured. Stonewall Jackson said of Gen. Ashby: “I never knew his superior, his daring was proverbial.”
 
Location. 38° 25.412′ N, 78° 51.888′ W. Marker is in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Turner Ashby Lane 0.2 miles north of Neff Avenue. The old Turner Ashby Lane off of Port Republic Road has been closed. The site can be accessed via a new Turner Ashby Lane off of Neff Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Harrisonburg VA 22801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chestnut Ridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Gen. Turner Ashby (within shouting distance of this marker); James Madison University (approx. 0.8 miles away); Where Ashby Fell (approx. 1.2 miles away);
Battle of Harrisonburg Map image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 27, 2008
2. Battle of Harrisonburg Map
General Turner Ashby of Fauquier (approx. 1.2 miles away); End of the Campaign (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named James Madison University (approx. 1.3 miles away); Rockingham County World War I Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrisonburg.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
The Battle of Harrisonburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 20, 2012
3. The Battle of Harrisonburg Marker
Chestnut Ridge and Battle of Harrisonburg markers image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, November 23, 2006
4. Chestnut Ridge and Battle of Harrisonburg markers
Original position of the markers.
First Maryland (Confederate) Regiment at Harrisonburg, June 6, 1862 and the Death of Ashby image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive
5. First Maryland (Confederate) Regiment at Harrisonburg, June 6, 1862 and the Death of Ashby
from Battles and Leaders of the Civil War, Vol. 2, Robert Underwood Johnson & Clarence Clough Buel, eds, 1887.
Brigadier-General Bradley T. Johnson, C.S.A. image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive
6. Brigadier-General Bradley T. Johnson, C.S.A.
from Battles and Leaders of the Civil War Robert Underwood Johnson & Clarence Clough Buel, eds., Vol. 4, 1887.
Brigadier-General Turner Ashby, C.S.A. image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive
7. Brigadier-General Turner Ashby, C.S.A.
from Battles and Leaders of the Civil War, Vol 2, Robert Underwood Johnson & Clarence Clough Buel, eds., 1887.
Nearby Ashby Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, November 23, 2006
8. Nearby Ashby Monument
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 16, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,485 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 16, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   3. submitted on August 20, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4. submitted on January 9, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   5, 6, 7. submitted on November 11, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   8. submitted on February 16, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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