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The Turner Ashby Monument is a memorial placed in 1898 to mark the place at which Confederate Army Colonel[1] Turner Ashby was killed in the 1862 Battle of Good's Farm. It is located at the end of Turner Ashby Lane in a small privately maintained park that is open to the public. It consists of a granite shaft, its sides finished roughly except for the inscription panel, with a similarly cut pyramidal top. It is set on a limestone base. Its 1898 dedication ceremony was attended by 5,000 people, and typifies emblems of the Lost Cause of the Confederacy.[2]

The monument was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2017.[3]

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  1. Ashby had been issued a promotion to brigadier general ten days before his death, but it was never approved by the Confederate Senate.
  2. "NRHP nomination for Turner Ashby Monument". Virginia DHR. http://dhr.virginia.gov/registers/Cities/Harrisonburg/115-5063_Turner_%20Ashby_%20Monument_2017_NRHP_FINAL.pdf. Retrieved 2017-10-31. 
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