United Daughters of the Confederacy Monuments

United Daughters of the Confederacy Monuments (HM9ST)

Location: Roanoke, VA 24019
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 19.677', W 80° 2.419'

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Hanging Rock Battlefield Trail

When Miss Massie Garst died in 1960, she bequested the Hanging Rock and Buzzard's Roost to the Virginia Division United Daughters of the Confederacy. She will that this site be preserved as memorial to the brave soldiers who fought and died in the Battle of Hanging Rock on June 21, 1864. Miss Garst's home was situated near the gap where Confederate Brig. General John McCausland fired on the artillery and supply wagons of Major General David Hunter's U.S. Army.

On June 3, 1932, the Southern Cross Chapter No. 746 U.D.C. erected a monument on Route 311, memorializing the battle and the Confederate soldiers who died here. On June 21, 1964, the William Watts Chapter No. 809 dedicated a monument at the intersection of I-81 and Route 419 to commemorate the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Battle of Hanging Rock.
HM NumberHM9ST
Series This marker is part of the United Daughters of the Confederacy series
Year Placed1999
Placed ByCounty of Roanoke, the City of Salem, and the Hanging Rock Battlefield and Railway Preservation Foundation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 2:26am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 585021 N 4131685
Decimal Degrees37.32795000, -80.04031667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 19.677', W 80° 2.419'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 19' 40.62" N, 80° 2' 25.14" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2324-2422 Hanging Rock Battlefield Trail, Roanoke VA 24019, US
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