The Turner Ashby Monument is a memorial placed in 1898 to mark the place at which Confederate Army Colonel 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.
The monument was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2017.
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- Ashby had been issued a promotion to brigadier general ten days before his death, but it was never approved by the Confederate Senate.
- "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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