A Legacy of ServiceIn 1875, Confederate veteran Christian Shirley constructed this brick house on the site of his family's former home, which had burned two years earlier. The Shirleys were longtime residents of Shenandoah County who had farmed their 153 ares since the late 1700s. When the Civil War began in 1861, Christian Shirley, though a physician, joined the 136th Virginia Militia and eventually rose to the rank of major.
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|Placed By||Virginia Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 10:00am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 702051 N 4280419|
|Decimal Degrees||38.64931667, -78.67818333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 38.959', W 78° 40.691'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 38' 57.54" N, 78° 40' 41.46" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 9378-9382 VA-305, New Market VA 22844, US|
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