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McNeill's Last Charge A68

A historical marker about McNeill's Last Charge was erected south of Mount Jackson, Virginia by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources.

 

Location and Directions

The marker is 0.4 mile south of Mount Jackson on the east side of the Valley Pike (U.S. 11) just south of the bridge over the Shenandoah River. (38.72895° N, 78.644833° W. see map)

 

Text from the marker:

 

A68

McNeill's Last Charge

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In the predawn darkness of 3 Oct. 1864,
Capt. John Hanson McNeill led thirty of his
Partisan Rangers, including local resident
Joseph I. Triplett, against a hundred-man
detachment of the 8th Ohio Cavalry Regiment
that was guarding the Meems Bottom bridge
on the Valley Turnpike. The attack ended in
fifteen minutes with most of the guard captured
and McNeill, among the best-known Confederate
partisan commanders, mortally wounded. Taken
first to the Rev. Anders R. Rude’s house a mile south, McNeill was moved on 20 Oct. to Hill’s
Hotel (Stoneleigh) in Harrisonburg, where he
died on 10 Nov. His body was later reinterred
in Moorefield, W. Va., his home.

 
Erected 1999 by the Department of Historic Resources.



Historical marker for McNeill's Last Charge along the Valley Pike south of Mount Jackson, Virginia.
(above) Historical marker for McNeill's Last Charge along the Valley Pike south of Mount Jackson, Virginia.






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