Near Millwood in Clarke County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Dec. 16, 1864
Mosby & US Cavalry
Erected by J.E.B. Stuart Camp of the Confederate Veterans.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans marker series.
Location. 39° 3.082′ N, 78° 0.78′ W. Marker is near Millwood, Virginia, in Clarke County. Marker is on Millwood Road / Old Route 50 (Route 723), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Millwood VA 22646, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fight at Berry's Ferry (approx. 0.6 miles away); Greenway Historic District (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Burwell-Morgan Mill (approx. 1.8 miles away); Millwood (approx. 1.9 miles away); Carter Hall (approx. 1.9 miles away); Long Branch (approx. 1.9 miles away); Mt. Carmel Fight (approx. 2.1 miles away); Blandy Experimental Farm (approx. 2.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Millwood.
More about this marker. This is one in a series of granite markers placed by the J.E.B. Stuart Chapter of the Confederate Veterans
Also see . . . Clarke County Historical Association Proceedings, Vol. XV. (PDF) The introduction provides details about the placement of the marker and others in the series. The fight is detailed in pages 67-70. (Submitted on July 22, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
1. Account of the Fight
As with many actions inside Mosby's Confederacy, a detail from Mosby's force of Rangers setup an ambush of Federal forces who patrolled the region. Some 100 Federals from the 14th Pennsylvania, were attacked by a force of Rangers. The reports vary, but nearly the entire Federal force was killed, wounded, or captured. The Rangers suffered no casualties.
— Submitted July 22, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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