Published on February 18, 2016

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Civil War trails sign on Jackson’s use of this location as a headquarters in April 1862 and of Turner Ashby’s defense of the Shenandoah River line just north of that location.

From April 2 to April 17, 1862, General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson made this location his headquarters, which had formally been the home of a Lutheran minister Rev.  Anders Rude.  While Jackson and the main body of his army encamped there, Col. Turner Ashby kept the advancing Federal army at bay north at Stony Creek.

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Marker is north of New Market, just south of Caverns Road
New Market, VA 22844