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Historical Markers and War Memorials in McDowell, Virginia
Location of McDowell, Virginia
► Highland County (25) ► Augusta County (59) ► Bath County (23) ► Pendleton County, West Virginia (42) ► Pocahontas County, West Virginia (58)
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|Stonewall Jackson, to prevent a junction of Fremont and Banks, took position on the hills just to the south and beat off the attacks of Fremont’s advance under Milroy, May 8, 1862. Milroy retreated that night. — — Map (db m4232) HM|
|May 8, 1862, one mile southeast, Jackson and Edward Johnson, C.S.A. defeated Milroy and Schenck, U.S.A. This church served both Blue and Gray as a hospital. — — Map (db m62929) HM|
|Beyond the ridge you are facing is Sitlington’s Hill. On the afternoon of May 8, 1862, Gen. Edward “Allegheny” Johnson directed two brigades of Confederate infantry to take position on the hill facing the Federals across Bull Pasture . . . — — Map (db m155083) HM|
|You are standing at the center of the McDowell battlefield. Throughout the afternoon of May 8, 1862, hundreds or Union soldiers advanced doggedly uphill toward your position, loading and firing as they came. On either side of you, Confederate . . . — — Map (db m165773) HM|
Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackon's unsuccessful attack on Union forces at Kernstown on March 23, 1862, alarmed Federal officials, who assigned additional troops to the Shenandoah Valley to guard against a Confederate assault on . . . — — Map (db m165862) HM|
Federals in action 4000, killed and wounded 256.
Confederates in action 2500, killed and wounded 498.
Confederate Officers Killed
Samuel Dawson John K. Goldwire
William L. Furlow . . . — — Map (db m4283) HM|
|This stately brick house was built about 1855 for Felix Hull (ca. 1823-1861) in the Greek Revival style popular in the late antebellum period. During the Civil War, his widow, Eliza Mathews Hull, was living here on 7-8 May 1862 when the house was . . . — — Map (db m155460) HM|
|In this area are buried Confederate and Union soldiers who died at McDowell VA - May 8, 1862 — — Map (db m43655) HM|
|Major General Edward Johnson commanded the Confederates on the crest overlooking the town of McDowell. Johnson spread his line along the hilltop, anchoring his right flank on the knoll to your right. Stonewall Jackson remained in the valley below, . . . — — Map (db m16685) HM|
|The Confederate 12th Georgia Infantry Regiment held this exposed crest overlooking McDowell. Milroy’s Union troops assaulted this hilltop from two directions – on the left and the right. The Confederates held their ground against repeated . . . — — Map (db m16689) HM|
|“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. . . . — — Map (db m62903) HM|
|“… (The 31st Virginia] came close to the 3rd and saluted them, and called them by name, and proceeded with the slaughter.” Andrew Price, 3rd Virginia Most of Stonewall Jackson’s Confederates climbed Sitlington’s Hill through a . . . — — Map (db m155080) HM|
|In the spring of 1862 Confederate fortunes seemed to have gone from bad to worse. Union forces had won several key battles in the West, while the U.S. Navy was establishing its coastal blockade and Major General George B. McClellan’s Army of the . . . — — Map (db m165817) HM|
|Union troops camped in the fields south of here between April 17, 1862, and the Battle of McDowell on May 8. They deployed artillery, including “two twelve pounders [that] were planted on the plateau in the read of [the church] so as to cover . . . — — Map (db m155462) HM|