Harrisonburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Later in the war, the Strayer sisters, whose dwelling in eastern Rockingham County had been ransacked after the Battle of Port Republic, were renting the Hardesty house when Union Gen. Philip H. Sheridan’s army occupied the town in 1864. A young slave woman named Fanny, who had grown up with the sisters, cooked
Erected by Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation & Virginia Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 38° 26.834′ N, 78° 52.153′ W. Marker is in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Marker is on South Main Street (Business U.S. 11), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Harrisonburg VA 22801, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. McNeill’s Rangers (within shouting distance of this marker); Warren-Sipe House (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate General Hospital (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Big Spring (about 700 feet away); Harrisonburg (approx. 0.2 miles away); Court Square & Springhouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rockingham County World War I Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Woodbine Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrisonburg.
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Categories. • African Americans • Antebellum South, US • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 26, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,824 times since then. Last updated on April 7, 2011, by Jonathan Carruthers of Bealeton, Virginia. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 26, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.