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Mt Jackson in The War Between the State

provided by the Mt Jackson Chamber of Commerce, the Town of Mt Jackson and the
Captain Jack Adams Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans

Union Church, used as hospital and prison
     If this Valley is lost, Virginia is lost," said General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson, before leading his Confederate troops through the series of brilliant victories known to history as Jackson's Shenandoah Valley Campaign. But Jackson's incredible marches are only a part of Virginia's Civil War legacy - by far the richest of any state. Today's visitor, can trace not only the footsteps of "Stonewall", but also those of Phil Sheridan, "Ole Jube" Early, the infamous Custer, and the hundreds of thousands of other soldiers and civilians along many of the same routes they used 140 years ago. Few towns in the Valley are more closely connected with the Civil War in the Shenandoah Valley than the small town of Mt Jackson.

Certainly the most important reminder of the Civil War in Mount Jackson is Our Soldiers Cemetery located at the northern end of Mount Jackson. Over 450 men from 11 different Southern States are buried in this small cemetery. Click here to find the names and other identifying information on soldiers buried in this sanctified location

Visit the site where Stonewall Jackson built up his army at famous Rude’s Hill. Cross the bridge near the location where Turner Ashby’s beautiful white horse met it end and walk over the cavalry field where General Philip Sheridan attacked Jubal Early in November 1864. Visit the location of Captain Hanse McNeill's last charge.

D. Coiner Rosen was the man most responsible for keeping the memory alive of those soldiers buried in Our Soldiers Cemetery. Mr. Rosen recently passed away and he is sorely missed by all of us who worked with him.

Roadside sign by Our Soldiers Confederate Cemetery

The battles and maneuvers of the Civil War in the Shenandoah Valley can be traversed today just as they occurred, in all their chronological complexity. Try the History of the Civil War in the Shenandoah Valley for a chronical overview of the entire war with more than 100 links to particular battles, skrimishes and personalities.

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