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Vienna in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

On June 17, 1861

 
 
Vienna Railroad Battle Marker Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 2, 2007
1. Vienna Railroad Battle Marker Marker
Inscription. On June 17, 1861, near this spot, a railroad was first used tactically in warfare when units from the 1st to 8th Regiments, South Carolina successfully engaged 1st Ohio Volunteers who were using a train of the Loudoun & Hampshire Railroad.

Presented to the Town of Vienna by Potomac Chapter, National Railroad Historical Society. June 1975.
 
Erected 1975 by the Potomac Chapter, National Railroad Historical Society in June.
 
Location. 38° 54.052′ N, 77° 15.577′ W. Marker is in Vienna, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is on Park Street (Virginia Route 675), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. At the intersection of the Washington & Old Dominion Trail and Park Street. Marker is in this post office area: Vienna VA 22180, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Electric Trains on the W&OD (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Action at Vienna (approx. 0.2 miles away); Freeman Store and Museum (approx. 0.4 miles away); Vienna Centennial Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Great Falls Line (approx. 0.4 miles away);
The Marker Beside the W & OD Trail image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 2, 2007
2. The Marker Beside the W & OD Trail
Vienna Station (approx. 0.4 miles away); Tracks into History (approx. half a mile away); Salsbury Spring (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Vienna.
 
Also see . . .  Battle History of the 1st Ohio Volunteers. (Submitted on July 12, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,875 times since then and 117 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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