Jackson at Rude's Hill
— 1962 Valley Campaign —This old house photographed during the early 20th century and still standing about 600 yards north on the west side of the Valley Pike, was occupiedat the beginning of the Civil War by a Lutheran minister, Rev. Anders R. Rude. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson's small Confederate force wentinto a defensive position here after retiring from the battle at Kernstown,March 23, 1862. Confederate cavalry, commanded by Col. Turner Ashby,kept the slowly advancing Federals at bay beyond Stony Creek, near Edinburg, about nine miles north of this position. By April 2, 1862, Jackson andhis staff occupied the Rude home where they were quartered until April 17.All dispatches from this headquarters bore the dateline, "Rude's Hill"—a name that has lasted until this day, even though Rev. Rude left the Valley during the fall of 1862.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Virginia Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 7:56pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 704465 N 4286400|
|Decimal Degrees||38.70261667, -78.64870000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 42.157', W 78° 38.922'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 42' 9.42" N, 78° 38' 55.32" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 5332 Old Valley Pike, New Market VA 22844, US|
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