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Stickley Mill Ruins, near Strasburg, Virginia, circa 1941-1970

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Summary:Stickley Mill Ruins, near Strasburg, Virginia, circa 1941-1970. Caption reads: "Stickley Mill Ruins. Midway between Middletown and Strasburg, Va., along Cedar Creek and the Shenandoah Valley Pike are two stone mill ruins. The smaller mill was operated when it had but two competitors in the Lower Shenandoah Valley. The larger was burned in October, 1864, when over 100 mills and 2,000 barns and contents were destroyed and 15,000 domestic animals driven from the region by Union forces. This drastic action was to prevent the 'Granary of the Confederacy' from maintaining another army, and General Sheridan boasted that a crow would have to carry his knapsack to cross the valley."
Provider:Shenandoah Publishing House
Triangle Kards
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:Virginia
Place of origin – Settlement:Strasburg
Temporal subject: 1941-1950
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:Virginia
Geographical subject – Settlement:Strasburg
Topical subjects:United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Cedar Creek, Battle of, Va., 1864
War destruction & pillage
ArchivesUM location:Institute of American Deltiology postcard collection
Repository:National Trust for Historic Preservation Library Collection
Browse terms:Architecture, Landscape, Historic Places
War, Military
Collection:National Trust Library Historic Postcard Collection
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