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Near Shenandoah in Page County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Execution of Summers and Koontz

 
 
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By Craig Swain, October 4, 2008
1. Execution of Summers and Koontz Marker
Inscription. On 22 May 1865, after the Civil War ended, Capt. George W. Summers, Sgt. I. Newton Koontz, and two other armed veterans of Co. D, 7th Virginia Cavalry, en route to obtain their paroles, robbed six Federal cavalrymen of their horses near Woodstock. The horses were returned the next day to the 192d Ohio Volunteer Infantry at Rude's Hill in Shenandoah County. Despite assurances that all was forgiven, Lt. Col. Cyrus Hussy, temporarily commanding the 192d, later ordered the men arrested at their homes in Page County. The other two escaped, but Summers and Koontz were shot without trial on Rude's Hill on 27 June. They were buried at different locations near here.
 
Erected 1999 by the Virginia Department of Historical Resources, sponsored by funding from descendants of Page County Confederate Veterans. (Marker Number J-95.)
 
Location. 38° 33.762′ N, 78° 36.197′ W. Marker is near Shenandoah, Virginia, in Page County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 340 and Panther Drive, on the right when traveling south on U.S. 340. Click for map. Located in front of the Page County High School. Marker is in this post office area: Shenandoah VA 22849, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured
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By Craig Swain, October 4, 2008
2. Execution of Summers and Koontz Marker
as the crow flies. Catherine Furnace (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Burning of Red Bridge (approx. 2.5 miles away); Somerville Heights (approx. 2.5 miles away); The Stevens Cottage 1890 (approx. 5.4 miles away); Shenandoah Iron Works (approx. 5.5 miles away); Jackson’s 2nd Corps Established (approx. 5.6 miles away); Page County / Shenandoah County (approx. 5.6 miles away); Graves’ Chapel (approx. 6.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Shenandoah.
 
Regarding Execution of Summers and Koontz. This marker is one of several detailing Civil War activities in Page County, Virginia. Please see the Page County Civil War Markers link below.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Markers detailing this incident.
 
Also see . . .
1. Page County Civil War Markers. (Submitted on February 25, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Avenue of Armies: Civil War Sites and Stories of Luray and Page County, Virginia. (Submitted on March 20, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Headstone of Capt. George W. Summers image. Click for full size.
By Robert H. Moore, II
3. Headstone of Capt. George W. Summers
Located in the Summers Family Cemetery, near Grove Hill, Va.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,814 times since then and 138 times this year. Last updated on , by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on , by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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