Strasburg, Virginia

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1. Strasburg, VA: Civil War
2. Strasburg, VA: Regional Setting and History
3. Strasburg Virginia in the Civil War
4. Historic Town of Strasburg: Virginia Is For Lovers
5. Strasburg, Virginia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
6. Self-Guided Tour: US Army
7. Strasburg Museum, Strasburg, Virginia

8. U.S. Civil War - Virginia Battlefields - Cedar Creek, Fisher's Hill
9. Sherpa Guides | Virginia | Mountains
10. Massanutten Mountain Trail

(10-2007) Enlarge Spangler's Mill located on Highway 11, south of town was built in 1797 and was water powered by Cedar Spring Run. It witnessed much Civil War action and was saved from destruction because Union forces used it to grind grain for their own use. Nearby in 1864, Union General George A. Custer captured a Confederate wagon train after the Battle of Cedar Creek

(10-2007) Enlarge Across the highway from the mill sits Matin Hall, the home of the Spangler family. CSA Gen. Jubal Early camped and headquartered on the grounds and Union Cavalry Gen. Alfred Torbert headquartered here prior to the Battle of Cedar Creek



(10-2007) Enlarge Strasburg Train Station/Museum. This building was built in 1891 for a steam pottery business. In 1913 the Southern Railroad used it as a passenger and freight depot. As a museum it now houses exhibits of the 18th and 19th century covering life in a farming community and 100 years of the lime industry in Strasburg

(10-2007) In 1861 the town played a pivotal role in Gen. Stonewall Jackson's plans whereby he commandeered Federal locomotives and other rolling stock in Martinsburg, WV, hauled them overland to Strasburg, a distance of 38 miles, and shipped them by rail to Richmond


(10-2007) Enlarge Undated pictures of the Old Strasburg Depot buildings


(10-2007) Enlarge A view of Signal Knob at the northern tip of Massanutten Mountain as seen from the Strasburg Depot Museum. From this 2,100 foot vantage point Confederate observers viewed battles and troop movements in three counties during the war

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