The Heavy Hand of War
— 1864 Valley Campaigns —The death of Union Lt. John R. Meigs, near the granite marker on the hill in front of you, unleashed a firestorm of retaliation. Gen. Philip H. Sheridan, erroneously told that civilian "bushwhackers" had killed Meigs, reported to Gen. U.S. Grant four days later that "for this atrocious act all the houses within an area of five miles were burned." The affected area initially was to include "Tunkerville, Bridgewater and Dayton."
|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||Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 11:11pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 681396 N 4254907|
|Decimal Degrees||38.42401667, -78.92200000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 25.441', W 78° 55.32'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 25' 26.46" N, 78° 55' 19.20" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 597-599 State Rte 713, Harrisonburg VA 22801, US|
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