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By Devry Becker Jones, May 8, 2021
The Battle of McDowell Marker
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1Virginia (Highland County), McDowell — The Battle of McDowellMcDowell Battlefield Trail
"God blessed our arms with victory at McDowell yesterday…" Major General's Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson to his Wife Anna.
The McDowell Battlefield Trail is a 1.5-mile hike that will take you to the . . . Map (db m62903) HM
2Virginia (Highland County), McDowell — The Battle of McDowellMay 8, 1862
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
3Virginia (Highland County), McDowell — The Battle of McDowellConfederates Climb Sitlington's Hill
“… [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 ravine off to . . . Map (db m194639) HM
4Virginia (Highland County), McDowell — The Battle of McDowellUnion Troops Attack Jackson
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
5Virginia (Highland County), McDowell — The Battle of McDowellHeart of the Battlefield — Elevation – 2,815 Feet —
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
 
 
 
 
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Sep. 30, 2022