Stone Sentinels, battlefield monuments of the American Civil War

Harrisonburg

General Turner Ashby

A monument to Confederate General Turner Ashby marks the spot on Chestnut Ridge outside Harrisonburg, Virginia, where he was killed on June 6, 1862.

 

It was dedicated on June 6, 1898 by the Turner Ashby Chapter 162, United Daughters of the Confederacy, who continue to maintain the site.

 

The monument is close by the Battle of Harrisonburg marker and the Chestnut Ridge wayside marker, which describe the fight in which General Ashby was killed.

 

Location and directions

The monument is at the end of Turner Ashby Drive, which can be reached from Port Republic Road and Neff Road on the south side of Harrisonburg. (38.423125° N, 78.86478° W; see map)

 

Text from the marker

 

Gen. Turner Ashby

C.S.A.

was killed on this spot
June 6, 1862,
gallantly leading
a charge


Monument showing the spot were General Turner Ashby was killed on Chestnut Ridge outside Harrisonburg, Virginia (above) The monument showing the spot were General Turner Ashby was killed on Chestnut Ridge outside Harrisonburg, Virginia. (see enlargement)






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