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Leesburg in Loudoun County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Early’s Washington Campaign

 
 
Early’s Washington Campaign Marker Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, April 28, 2007
1. Early’s Washington Campaign Marker
Inscription. Jubal A. Early passed over this road on his return to the Shenandoah Valley, July 16, 1864. After leaving Lee before Richmond, June 13, Early traveled 450 miles, defeating Hunter at Lynchburg and Wallace on the Monocacy River in Maryland, and threatening the city of Washington. On the approach of large Union forces, he withdrew this way.
 
Erected 1982 by the Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number T-22.)
 
Location. 39° 7.967′ N, 77° 35.45′ W. Marker is in Leesburg, Virginia, in Loudoun County. Marker is at the intersection of Harry Byrd Highway (Virginia Route 7) and West Market Street (Business Virginia Route 7), on the left when traveling west on Harry Byrd Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Leesburg VA 20176, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Clarkes Gap (approx. 1.1 miles away); Swann's Castle (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Great Falls Line (approx. 1.5 miles away); Fighting for Freedom (approx. 1.7 miles away); In Memory of Richard Owings (approx. 1.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Leesburg.
 
More about this marker. A marker with the same number, title, and text stood two miles west of Leesburg, near here, on the old alignment of Route 7, in 1932. It may have been erected in the 1920s.
Early’s Washington Campaign Marker Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, April 28, 2007
2. Early’s Washington Campaign Marker

 
Also see . . .
1. Jubal Anderson Early (1816–1894). (Submitted on May 6, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.)
2. Autobiographical Sketch and Narrative of the War Between States. by Lieutenant General Jubal Anderson Early C.S.A. (Submitted on May 6, 2007.) 
 
Additional keywords. Confederate General Jubal A. Early
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 

 
Credits. This page originally submitted on May 6, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,262 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 6, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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