I would like to think that an academic institution like James Madison University would be a bit more concerned with historic preservation of a Civil War site than what is represented by these photos and what I've heard. I'm not sure what, if anything could have been done, but this just seems like a callous disregard for the significance of this Civil War site.
|Chestnut Ridge Marker - 2008|
|Chestnut Ridge Marker - 2010|
|Chestnut Ridge View - 2008|
|Chestnut Ridge View 2010|
Friend and fellow SCV member, Douglas Hill noted in an email to me:
The remaining little plot of Chestnut Ridge owned by the UDC is now an island surrounded by what is now destroyed/removed battlefield. It was the tip of a peninsula of woods, but that peninsula too is forever gone.
The older photos were borrowed from this web page - please see for credits. The present day photos were taken recently by Douglas Hill.