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Martinsburg in Berkeley County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

General “Stonewall” Jackson

 
 
Stonewall Jackson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 11, 2011
1. Stonewall Jackson Marker
Inscription.
In Memory of
General “Stonewall” Jackson

This tablet is erected by the Berkeley County Chapter United Daughters of the Confederacy to commemorate an instance of General Jackson’s remarkable bravery at all times in the face of the gravest danger.

On this site July 2, 1861, General Jackson was seated under an oak tree giving orders when fired upon by Federal troops. A cannon ball cut off a limb of the tree, but Jackson, unhurt, rode calmly away.
 
Erected by United Daughters of the Confederacy - Berkeley County Chapter.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. 39° 32.233′ N, 77° 54.607′ W. Marker is in Martinsburg, West Virginia, in Berkeley County. Marker is on Williamsport Pike (U.S. 11), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5006 Williamsport Pike, Martinsburg WV 25404, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Falling Waters (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Falling Waters (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also
Marker on Williamsport Pike image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 11, 2011
2. Marker on Williamsport Pike
Gen. Jackson actually did not acquire the sobriquet "Stonewall" until three weeks after the events described on the marker.
named Battle of Falling Waters (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Battle of Falling Waters (approx. 0.7 miles away); Stumpy’s Hollow (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Falling Waters (approx. 0.9 miles away); Battles of Falling Waters (approx. 1.9 miles away); Hammond House (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Martinsburg.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. View series of markers relating to the Battle of Falling Waters.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Stonewall Jackson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 11, 2011
3. Stonewall Jackson Marker
The marker is located on the Falling Waters Battlefield. This July 2, 1861 battle was the first to occur in the Shenandoah Valley.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 11, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,001 times since then and 85 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 11, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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