Stone Sentinels, battlefield monuments of the American Civil War

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Civil War Action in Edinburg AB2

A historical marker for the Civil War Action in Edinburg was erected in 1995 in Edinburg, Virginia by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources.

 

The marker is in Edinburg, 200 feet north of Main Street (U.S. 11) on the east side of Stoney Creek Boulevard. (38.82151° N, 78.5663° W. see map)

 

From the marker:

 

AB2

Civil War Action
in Edinburg

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During Maj. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall"
Jackson's 1862 Valley campaign, Confederate
Col. Turner Ashby's cavalry and Chew's Battery
halted Union Maj Gen. Nathaniel P. Banks's
steady advance southward. Ashby engaged Union
forces 28 times in April along Stony Creek and
the Valley Pike. Confederate guns located on
Cemetery Hill to the southwest, dueled with Union
batteries on Academy Hill directly across
the center of Edinburg. In early October 1864,
during their burning of the Shenandoah Valley,
Maj. Gen. Philip H. Sheridan's troopers set the
Edinburg Mill afire but extinguished it after
two local girls protested.

 

Erected 1995 by Dept. of Historic Resources.



Historical marker for Civil War Action in Edinburg, Virginia
(above) Historical marker for Civil War Action in Edinburg, Virginia






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