Published on October 22, 2017

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Monuments don’t just commemorate historic people and events; they also help interpret history.  And on battlefields and at other historic sites, they also provide focal points and iconography that help visitors understand that these are not “everyday” locations, but hallowed ground where Americans of all sides struggled to deal with the wrenching issues that divided our nation then, forging the country we are today.

Civil War Monuments in the Shenandoah Valley

Please note:  monuments with an asterisk (*) are featuring in the SVBF’s 2018 Calendar.  To purchase a copy of the calendar, click here.

Also note:  this page is a partial list of monuments in the Valley; more will be added.

Confederate Soldiers Monument *
Winchester, Virginia
Shenandoah Valley Civil War Museum, 20 N. Loudon St

Summers-Koontz Monument *
US 11, north of New Market, Virginia
Intersection of Old Valley Pike (U.S. 11) and Monument Lane (Virginia Route 828), on the left when traveling north on Old Valley Pike.  Approximately 3 miles north of New Market.

John Brown Fort Monument *
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
Shenandoah St & Potomac St

Virginia Mourning Her Dead *
Lexington, Virginia
Letcher Avenue, Virginia Military Institute

Morgan’s Lane: “No Prisoners” *
Outside Berryville, Virginia
Intersection of Hill and Dall Lane (private road) and Route 608, 1.7 miles south of Va. 7.

Snowden Monument (Second Battle of Winchester) *
Stephenson (near Winchester), Virginia
In front of Emmanuel Methodist Church, 2732 Martinsburg Pike, Stephenson, Virginia

Missouri (Woodson) Monument (Battle of New Market) *
New Market, Virginia
New Market Battlefield, Virginia Museum of the Civil War, 8895 George Collins Parkway

Turner Ashby Monument *
Harrisonburg, Virginia
1164 Turner Ashby Lane

Common Soldier Monument *
Staunton, Virginia
Thornrose Cemetery, 1041 W Beverley St.

Meigs Monument *
Near Dayton, Virginia
Va 713 (Meigs Lane), just off Va 42 between Harrisonburg and Dayton, Virginia

Massachusetts Monument *
Winchester, Virginia
Winchester National Cemetery, 401 National Cemetery

Ramseur Monument *
Middletown, Virginia (Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park)
Entrance to Belle Grove Plantation, 336 Belle Grove Road

Soldiers Circle *
Front Royal, Virginia
Prospect Hill Cemetery, 200 E Prospect St, Front Royal, Virginia

John Kline Monument *
Broadway, Virginia
Directions form Historical Markers Database (hmdb.org):  Marker is on Pratt Lane, on the right when traveling west. From Brocks Gap Road (Rt. 259), turn on Hisers Lane. Follow Hisers Lane for approximately 2.2 miles to Pratt Dr. and turn right. Pratt Dr. is very uneven, graveled and is somewhat of a climb. Follow Pratt for .4 miles. A crude wooden sign (“John Kline Memorial… John Kline Memorial Parking”) will be seen on the right directing you to the actual site of the monument, which is in a field to the right, approximately 70 yards from the gravel road.

54th Pennsylvania Monument (Battle of New Market) *
New Market, Virginia
Old Valley Turnpike (U.S. 11), approximately 0.6 miles north of New Market

Thomas Wildes Monument (The Burning) *
Dayton, Virginia
Intersection of Mill St. and Main St.

8th Vermont Monument (Battle of Cedar Creek) *
Middletown, Virginia (Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park)
Claytor Farm, 2262 Claven Lane, Middletown, Virginia

128th New York Monument (Battle of Cedar Creek) *
Middletown, Virginia (Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park)
Valley Pike (US 11), approximately 250 east of Water Plant Road

Mosby’s Men Monument *
Front Royal, Virginia
Prospect Hill Cemetery, 200 E Prospect St.