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Near McDowell in Highland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Battle of McDowell

McDowell Battlefield Trail

 
 
The Battle of McDowell Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 2, 2010
1. The Battle of McDowell Marker
Inscription. “God blessed our arms with victory at McDowell yesterday...”

The McDowell Battlefield Trail is a 1.5 -mile hike that will take you to the battleline on top of Sitlington’s Hill—the scene of heavy fighting on May 8, 1862. Sitlington’s Hill is a spur of Bull Pasture Mountain, so the climb is very steep and should be made with caution. The trail is marked by blue blazes on trees along the route. The hike takes approximately two hours for a round trip.
 
Erected by Civil War Preservation Trust and Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation.
 
Location. 38° 19.466′ N, 79° 27.95′ W. Marker is near McDowell, Virginia, in Highland County. Marker is on U.S. 250, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Located in the Civil War Preservation's Trust McDowell Battlefield. Marker is in this post office area: Mc Dowell VA 24458, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Battle of McDowell (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named The Battle of McDowell (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named The Battle of McDowell (approx.
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half a mile away); a different marker also named The Battle of McDowell (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Battle of McDowell (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of McDowell (approx. 0.6 miles away); Commemorating The Battle Of McDowell (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of McDowell (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in McDowell.
 
More about this marker. In the center is a portrait of Confederate commander Major General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson. To the right is a map of the battlefield indicating important sites.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Categories. Notable EventsNotable PersonsWar, US Civil
 
Detail From the Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 2, 2010
3. Detail From the Marker
This Marker is on the Right image. Click for full size.
By Robert H. Moore, II, February 27, 2009
4. This Marker is on the Right
This Marker is on the Right image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 2, 2010
5. This Marker is on the Right
Battle of McDowell Marker roadside pull-off sign image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 2, 2010
6. Battle of McDowell Marker roadside pull-off sign
This sign is on the opposite side of the ample parking area. The view on this photo is east.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 4, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,529 times since then and 75 times this year. Last updated on January 29, 2013, by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Photos:   1. submitted on May 5, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   2. submitted on March 30, 2009.   3. submitted on May 5, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   4. submitted on March 4, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia.   5, 6. submitted on May 5, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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