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A Camp of Stonewall Jackson’s Marker image, Touch for more information
By J. J. Prats, October 31, 2009
A Camp of Stonewall Jackson’s Marker
Virginia (Madison County), Criglersville — JE-15 — A Camp of Stonewall Jackson’s
Just to the north, on the night of November 25, 1862, Stonewall Jackson, with his corps, camped. He was on his way to join Lee at Fredericksburg. — Map (db m23963) HM
Virginia (Madison County), Criglersville — JE-7 — Blue Ridge Turnpike
The Blue Ridge Turnpike, completed in 1853, passed near here on its 56-mile route from the vicinity of New Market to the railhead in Gordonsville. Crossing the mountains at Fishers Gap, the road linked the Shenandoah Valley to markets in the east. . . . — Map (db m104692) HM
Virginia (Madison County), Criglersville — Stony Man
Can you see a man's stony face in the rock outcrop on the high peak directly to your left? Someone thought they could, thus the peak's name, Stony Man. Stony Man is Shenandoah National Park's second highest peak at 4,011 feet. To enjoy views . . . — Map (db m13242) HM
Virginia (Madison County), Criglersville — Visiblity-Endangered?
On a good visibility day, Stony Man Mountain and nearby hills may be seen cleary with the human eye. On a poor visibility day, both natural conditions and air pollution obscures your view of Stony Man Mountain and distant views beyond. The Blue . . . — Map (db m13240) HM
Virginia (Madison County), Etlan — Civilian Conservation Corps
During the 1930’s, CCC Camp NP-10, Company 375, was placed ¼ mile, to the south of this point. — Map (db m45686) HM
Virginia (Madison County), Etlan — Z-11 — Madison County / Rappahannock County
Madison County. In the hills of the Piedmont, along the Blue Ridge Mountains, Madison County was formed from Culpeper County in 1792. Madison County is named for James Madison, the “father of the American Constitution” and the . . . — Map (db m104880) HM
Virginia (Madison County), Leon — Battle of James CityOpening Battle of the Bristoe Station Campaign
On October 10, 1863, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, anticipating an offensive that became known as the Bristoe Station Campaign, sent a division of Confederate horsemen led by Gen. J.E.B. Stuart north from Madison on a raid. Confederate Gen. . . . — Map (db m4774) HM
Virginia (Madison County), Leon — G-28A — Engagement at James City
On 10 October 1863 Confederate cavalry cormmanded by Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart engaged Union cavalry and infantry under Brig. Gen. H. Judson Kilpatrick and Maj. Gen. William H. French at James City (present-day Leon). The two forces confronted . . . — Map (db m8100) HM
Virginia (Madison County), Leon — Z-157 — Madison County / Culpeper County
Madison County. In the hills of the Piedmont, against the Blue Ridge Mountains, Madison County was formed from Culpeper County in 1792. The county is named for James Madison, the “father of the American Constitution” and the fourth . . . — Map (db m21502) HM
Virginia (Madison County), Locust Dale — F-22 — Jackson’s Crossing
Here at Locust Dale, Stonewall Jackson's army crossed the river moving north to the Battle of Cedar Mountain, August 9, 1862. The Battle was fought a few hours later. — Map (db m4751) HM
Virginia (Madison County), Locust Dale — Z-188 — Madison County / Culpeper County
(North Facing Side): Madison County Area 324 Square Miles Formed in 1792 from Culpeper, and named for James Madison, "Father of the American Constitution" and President of the United States. Governor Spotswood's exploring expedition . . . — Map (db m4708) HM
Virginia (Madison County), Madison — JE-8 — Cpl. Clinton Greaves (1855-1906)
Clinton Greaves (or Graves), Medal of Honor recipient, was born in Madison County, very likely into slavery. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1872 and served as a corporal in Co. C, 9th Cavalry. On 24 Jan. 1877 in the Florida Mountains of New Mexico, . . . — Map (db m104689) HM
Virginia (Madison County), Madison — JE-4 — Hebron Lutheran Church
Nearby stands Hebron Lutheran Church. This cruciform church was built in 1740 and is America’s oldest church in continuous use by Lutherans. The congregation was formed by 1725 by German families, some of whom arrived to Virginia in 1717 to . . . — Map (db m23372) HM
Virginia (Madison County), Madison — JE-1 — Jackson’s March to Fredericksburg
Stonewall Jackson, on his march from Winchester to Fredericksburg, preceding the Battle of Fredericksburg, camped here, November 26, 1862. — Map (db m3988) HM
Virginia (Madison County), Madison — JE-3 — James L. Kemper Residence
This Greek Revival-style house was built about 1852 for state senator Thomas N. Welch. In 1868 James Lawson Kemper (1823–1895) purchased it from his mother in law, Mrs. Belfield Cave. Kemper, an attorney, represented Madison County in the . . . — Map (db m8187) HM
Virginia (Madison County), Madison — G-12 — Joseph Early Home
One mile west was the home of Joseph Early, Revolutionary soldier. Washington, in going west and returning, stopped at Early’s overnight. His diary for October 2, 1884, shows that he spent the night before at “Widow Early’s.” — Map (db m1799) HM
Virginia (Madison County), Madison — G-13 — Oak Grove Baptist Church
Joe Thoms, Sr., a slave harness-maker, founded Oak Grove Baptist Church during the Civil War at his nearby log cabin, which burned in 1869. The congregation then met here, on land owned by John J. Robinson, a white farmer, in a grove of oaks they . . . — Map (db m23975) HM
Virginia (Madison County), Rochelle — Battle of Jack’s ShopAttacked from all Sides
In September 1863, Union cavalry moved into Madison County, scouting roads and river fords for a possible move around Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee’s army camped in Orange County. Learning of the presence of Federal troops in the town of . . . — Map (db m23964) HM
Virginia (Madison County), Rochelle — G-11 — Cavalry Engagement at Jack’s Shop
First known as Jack’s Shop for a blacksmith shop that stood nearby, Rochelle was the scene of a cavalry skirmish on 22 September 1863. While Confederate cavalry under Major General J. E. B. Stuart engaged Union Brigadier General John Buford’s . . . — Map (db m23965) HM
Virginia (Madison County), Syria — Big Meadows Lodge
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior April 28, 1997 — Map (db m45699) HM
Virginia (Madison County), Syria — Civilian Conservation Corps
During the 1930’s, across the meadow from this point was the site of CCC Camp NP-2, Company 350, Camp Fechner. — Map (db m45682) HM
Virginia (Madison County), Syria — Dark Hollow
Hollows cut into the face of the mountain are the work of the streams that flow through them. Down Dark Hollow flows Hog Camp Branch which drains Big Meadows Swamp. Along the Dark Hollow Trail you may see how the stream works to cut its valley . . . — Map (db m45696) HM
Virginia (Madison County), Syria — Getting to know the air you breathe!Shenandoah National Park
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It’s Not. - The Lorax, Dr. Seuss Every living thing is affected by what’s in the air. To protect and improve air quality, it’s vital to know . . . — Map (db m96223) HM
Virginia (Madison County), Syria — Iron Mike
Between 1933 and 1942 more than 10,000 young men served in the Civilian Conservation Corps camps in Shenandoah National Park, These “boys” created the form and fabric of the new park so that future generations could find recreation and . . . — Map (db m45703) HM
Virginia (Madison County), Syria — National Park Service CCC Camps
Six Civilian Conservation Corps camps in the area which became Shenandoah National Park were at Big Meadows, Skyland, Pinnacles, Piney River, Baldface, and Dundo from 1933 to 1942. Camp Fechner, near here, was named in honor of Robert Fechner, . . . — Map (db m13247) HM
Virginia (Madison County), Syria — Skyline Drive Historic District1931 - 1951
Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior April 28, 1997 — Map (db m68169) HM
Virginia (Madison County), Woodberry Forest — JE-2 — Knights of the Golden Horseshoe
Near here Governor Alexander Spotswood and his troop of gentlemen, Knights of the Golden Horseshoe, on their way to explore the land beyond the mountains, camped on August 31, 1716. — Map (db m4705) HM
Virginia (Madison County), Woodberry Forest — F-24 — Woodberry Forest School
Two miles northeast is Woodberry Forest School, a college preparatory school for boys, founded in 1889 by Robert Stringfellow Walker, a captain with Mosby's Rangers. The school was named for the estate on which it stands, formerly owned by William . . . — Map (db m4755) HM

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