Stone Sentinels, battlefield monuments of the American Civil War


General Turner Ashby

A monument to Confederate General Turner Ashby was erected by the Battlefield Markers Association in 1925. It is about 190 feet north of a Virginia historical marker to General Ashby.


The marker is one of 25 placed in Virginia by the Battlefield Markers Association, Western Division on bases erected by the Daughters of the Confederacy,
D. A. R., and Memorial Association.


How to find the marker

The marker is in Harrisonburg, Virginia on the east side of South Main Street just south of Port Republic Road. (38.435531° N, 78.880088° W; see map)


Text from the marker


A mile and a half southeast
of this spot
General Turner Ashby of Fauquier,
“Knight of the Valley”, was killed in battle
June 6, 1862.
To honor him
and all of Rockingham’s enlisted men,
this tablet is erected,


Erected 1926 by Battlefield Markers Association,
Western Division.

Monument to Confederate General Turner Ashby in Harrisonburg, Virginia(above) Monument to Confederate General Turner Ashby in Harrisonburg, Virginia
(see enlargement)

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