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Near McDowell in Highland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Battle of McDowell

Confederates Climb Sitlington's Hill

 
 
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By Robert H. Moore, II, February 27, 2009
1. The Battle of McDowell Marker
Inscription. “… (The 31st Virginia] came close to the 3rd and saluted them, and called them by name, and proceeded with the slaughter.”
Andrew Price, 3rd Virginia

Most of Stonewall Jackson’s Confederates climbed Sitlington’s Hill through a ravine off to your left. During the battle, the 31st Virginia Infantry may have reached the crest using the trail you just climbed. These Confederates had been guarding the road leading to McDowell when they exchanged fire with the union 3rd Virginia Infantry. Elements of both the Confederate 31st Virginia and Union 3rd Virginia were recruited from the same small town of Clarksburg.

“Our position was one of extreme danger and exposure, and the fire of the enemy was heavy, coming sometimes in volleys, as if they meant by one fire to sweep us from the mountain.”
Col. Nathaniel C. McLean, 75th Ohio Volunteer Infantry
 
Erected by Civil War Preservation Trust and Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation.
 
Location. 38° 19.568′ N, 79° 28.537′ W. Marker is near McDowell, Virginia, in Highland County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 250, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located in the Civil War Preservation's Trust
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2. Civil War Preservation Trust
McDowell Battlefield. Marker is in this post office area: Mc Dowell VA 24458, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named The Battle of McDowell (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of McDowell (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of McDowell (approx. 0.2 miles away); Commemorating The Battle Of McDowell (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of McDowell (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of McDowell (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Battle of McDowell (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Battle of McDowell (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in McDowell.
 
More about this marker. On the left side of the marker is a sketch of soldiers on the march.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,270 times since then and 165 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia.   2. submitted on . • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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