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

A Revolutionary War Hero

 
 
A Revolutionary War Hero Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 22, 2007
1. A Revolutionary War Hero Marker
Inscription. Near here stood the home of Sergeant Major John Champe (1752–1798), Continental soldier. Champe faked desertion and enlisted in Benedict Arnold's British command for the purpose of capturing the traitor. Failing in his attempt, Champe rejoined the American army. His meritorious service was attested to by such patriots as General Henry (Light Horse Harry) Lee.
 
Erected 1983 by Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number B 33.)
 
Location. 38° 58.522′ N, 77° 40.032′ W. Marker is in Dover, Virginia, in Loudoun County. Marker is at the intersection of John Mosby Highway (U.S. 50) and Champe Ford Road (County Route 632), on the right when traveling east on John Mosby Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Leesburg VA 20177, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gettysburg Campaign (here, next to this marker); Stuart and Bayard (here, next to this marker); Cavalry Battles (here, next to this marker); Sergeant Major John Champe (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Snickersville Turnpike
Four Markers at Dover, VA image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 22, 2007
2. Four Markers at Dover, VA
(approx. one mile away); Battle of Aldie (approx. 1.2 miles away); America's Oldest Agriculture College (approx. 1.2 miles away); Mercer’s Home (approx. 1.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Dover.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Sergeant Major John Champe Biographical Sketch. (Submitted on June 27, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Another account of Champe’s life. (Submitted on June 27, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
3. Nearby Monument to Champe. (Submitted on June 27, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Notable PersonsPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,771 times since then and 6 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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