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Millwood in Clarke County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Signal Station

 
 
Location of Post Indicated by Red Arrow image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 16, 2007
1. Location of Post Indicated by Red Arrow
Inscription. On the hilltop to the south stood an important signal station used by both armies, 1861-1865. (Marker Number B-7.)
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 39° 1.06′ N, 77° 57.916′ W. Marker was in Millwood, Virginia, in Clarke County. Marker was on John Mosby Highway (U.S. 50). Click for map. Marker was in this post office area: Millwood VA 22646, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Ashby’s Gap (here, next to this marker); Clark County / Fauquier County (approx. 0.3 miles away); Jackson’s Bivouac (approx. 1.2 miles away); Mt. Carmel Fight (approx. 1.3 miles away); Mount Bleak Farm (approx. 1.8 miles away); Fight at Berry's Ferry (approx. 2.9 miles away); Vinyard Fight (approx. 3.5 miles away); Lee Moves North Again (approx. 4.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Millwood.
 
More about this marker. THIS MARKER IS MISSING. Only the post remains.
 
Also see . . .  Mosby Heritage Area Tour. An old photo of the marker is shown on this Civil War Album page. (Submitted on June 27, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
The Heights to the South of Ashby's Gap image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 16, 2007
2. The Heights to the South of Ashby's Gap
Neither the marker or historical references pinpoint a specific site, but the highest point on the mountain is used for radio relay towers presently.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,610 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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