McNeill’s Last Charge
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler
N 38° 43.735 W 078° 38.690
17S E 704726 N 4289328
Quick Description: Description of final battle for Capt. John Hanson McNeill, Confederate Ranger
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 2/15/2012 5:56:02 PM
Waymark Code: WMDQQ3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose
Views: 3

Long Description:
In the predawn darkness of 3 Oct. 1864, Capt. John Hanson McNeill led thirty of his Partisan Rangers, including local resident Joseph I. Triplett, against a hundred-man detachment of the 8th Ohio Cavalry Regiment that was guarding the Meems Bottom bridge on the Valley Turnpike. The attack ended in fifteen minutes with most of the guard captured and McNeill, among the best-known Confederate partisan commanders, mortally wounded. Taken first to the Rev. Anders R. Rude’s house a mile south, McNeill was moved on 20 Oct. to Hill’s Hotel (Stoneleigh) in Harrisonburg, where he died on 10 Nov. His body was later reinterred in Moorefield, W. Va., his home.

Located along Highway US-11 north of Mt. Jackson. Small shoulder to pull off.

Marker Number: A-68

Marker Title: McNeill’s Last Charge

Marker Location: Along Highway US-11

County or Independent City: Shenandoah County

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: Department of Historic Resources, 1999

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