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Near Charlottesville in Albemarle County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Albemarle Barracks Burial Site
 
Albemarle Barracks Burial Site Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Robert H. Moore, II, November 5, 2010
1. Albemarle Barracks Burial Site Marker
 
Inscription. "In 1779 4,000 prisoners, British and their German auxiliaries, captured at the Battle of Saratoga in 1777, marched over 600 miles to quarters, called 'The Barracks', situated a half mile north of this site. Traditionally, some of these prisoners who died were buried near this memorial marker, which was placed here by the Albemarle County Historical Society in 1983 to mark the presence of the British and 'Hessian' prisoners during our American War of Independence."
 
Erected 1983 by Albemarle County Historical Society.
 
Location. 38° 5.458′ N, 78° 31.421′ W. Marker is near Charlottesville, Virginia, in Albemarle County. Marker is on Ivy Farm Road (County Route 1015), on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charlottesville VA 22901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Convention Army The Barracks (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rio Hill 1864 Skirmish (approx. 2.8 miles away); Rio Hill (approx. 2.8 miles away); Skirmish at Rio Hill (approx. 2.8 miles away); Union Occupation of Charlottesville (approx. 3.2 miles away); Revolutionary Soldiers Graves (approx. 3.2 miles away); Monacan Indian Village (approx. 3.6 miles away); Rio Mills (approx. 3.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Charlottesville.
 
Albemarle Barracks Burial Site Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Robert H. Moore, II, November 5, 2010
2. Albemarle Barracks Burial Site Marker
 

 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia entry for "Albemarle Barracks". (Submitted on November 5, 2010, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia.)
 
Albemarle Barracks Photo, Click for full size
By Robert H. Moore, II, November 5, 2010
3. Albemarle Barracks
Encampment of the convention army at Charlottesville, Virginia. Sketch appeared in print in 1789.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on November 5, 2010, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,478 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 5, 2010, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
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