Stone Sentinels, battlefield monuments of the American Civil War

Stephens City A12

A State Historical marker in Stephens City, Virginia tells how the town narrowly averted destruction during the Great Burning in 1864.


How to get there

The marker is on the west side of the Valley Pike (U.S. 11) in front of the Post Office, on the north side of Stephens City. (39.090867° N, 78.211483° W; see map)


Text from the marker



Stephens City


General David Hunter
ordered the burning of
this town on May 30,
1864; but Major Joseph
Streans of the First New
York Cavalry Prevented it.


Department of Conservation and Historica Resources 1988


Historical marker in Stephens City, Virginia.

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