03 November 2011

What's Left Of Chestnut Ridge


Thanks to friend, fellow SCV member, and fellow relic hunter Doug Hill for passing this along. 

Doug added: "That sheered-off wall is pretty much at the edge of the United Daughters of the Confederacy property, so the battlefield and twenty feet of earth beneath it is gone. The grass covered hillside to the right is the site of  previous removal of the ridge."

Confederate General Turner Ashby died in the Battle of Harrisonburg at Chestnut Ridge on June 6, 1862. 

4 comments:

Brock Townsend said...

Thanks and posted. The same tournaments mentioned below are still performed in Markham. My old girl friend's father still presides over these at 94.

http://freenorthcarolina.blogspot.com/2011/11/whats-left-of-chestnut-ridge-where.html
Ashby often competed in local tournaments reminiscent of those of medieval England. He was an accomplished horseman, brave and daring. Ashby seldom failed to win first honors in these tournaments.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Thanks Brock.

13thBama said...

I had seen this are neglected before (on this site, I believe) and now we see it torn apart for construction.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

As a strong advocate for property rights, I sometimes have difficulty reconciling that principle with my desire to see battlefields preserved.