Stone Sentinels, battlefield monuments of the American Civil War

Harrisonburg

Where Ashby Fell 30A

A Virginia historical marker on the death of Civil War General Turner Ashby was erected in 1922. The marker is some distance from the spot where Ashby fell, which is marked by a monument east of town. But at the time the marker was erected this was the main highway through the area and the marker showed the side road to take to get to the actual site.

 

Directions and location

The marker is in Harrisonburg, Virginia on the east side of South Main Street 250 feet south of the intersection with Port Republic Road. (38.435149° N, 78.88053° W; see map)

 

Text from the marker

 

30-A
Where Ashby Fell

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A mile and a half east of
this point, Turner Ashby,
Stonewall Jackson’s cavalry
commander, was killed, June
6, 1862, while opposing Fre-
mont’s advance.


Erected 1927 by Conservation and Development Commission.

 


Where Ashby Fell historical marker in Harrisonburg, Virginia (above) Where Ashby Fell historical marker in Harrisonburg, Virginia