Stone Sentinels, battlefield monuments of the American Civil War


The Battle of Harrisonburg

A marker for the Battle of Harrisonburg is south of town on Chestnut Ridge. The Chestnut Ridge wayside marker is next to the marker and the Monument to Confederate General Turner Ashby showing where he died in the battle is nearby. (38.423125° N, 78.86478° W; see map)


Text from the marker


The Battle of Harrisonburg


On wooded Chestnut Ridge the evening of Friday, June 6, 1862, Pennsylvania Bucktails under Col. Kane were defeated in a hard fight with the 58th Va. under Col. Letcher and Gen. Turner Ashby and the 1st Md. under Col. Bradley Johnson. Gen. Ashby killed; Col. Kane captured. Stonewall Jackson said of Gen. Ashby: “I never knew his superior, his daring was proverbial.”

Battle of Front Royal Circle Tour Marker(above) Marker about the Battle of Harrisonburg, Virginia see enlargement

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