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Mount Jackson

Rude's Hill

A historical marker for Rude's Hill is in between Mount Jackson and New Market, Virginia. It was erected in 1927 by the Shenandoah Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.


The marker is one of 59 commemorating Virginia Civil War battlefields created during the 1920's by the Battlefield Markers Association. Historian Douglas Southall Freeman was one of the founders of the association and wrote most of the text for the markers. They were the first highway markers in the State of Virginia.


Location and directions

The marker is one of a group of five on the west side of the Valley Pike, (U.S. 11) about 2.5 milles south of Mount Jackson and 3.5 miles north of New Market, Virginia.


Location. 38.70271 N, 78.64863 W. see map.


Nearby markers include Cavalry Engagement, Jackson at Rude's Hill, Rude's Hill Action and Rude's Hill - Knoll of Refuge.


Text from the marker:


Rude’s Hill
Stonewall Jackson’s camp ground
April 2–16, 1862
His headquarters at the foot of this hill.
Colonel John Francis Neff, Commander
33rd Regiment, Stonewall Brigade,
born and buried near here.

Erected by The Shenandoah Chapter, U.D.C.

Historical marker at Rude's Hill, near Mount Jackson, Virginia
(above) Historical marker at Rude's Hill, near Mount Jackson, Virginia


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