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Near Berryville in Clarke County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Buck Marsh Fight

 
 
Buck Marsh Fight Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 8, 2007
1. Buck Marsh Fight Marker
The date indicated on the marker is incorrect. Nearby state markers and other sources indicate the date of this action was August 13, 1864.
Inscription.
Buck Marsh Fight
Sept. 13, 1864
Mosby's Attack on
Sheridan’s Wagon
Trains
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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° 9.852′ N, 77° 58.536′ W. Marker is near Berryville, Virginia, in Clarke County. Marker is at the intersection of Lord Fairfax Highway (U.S. 340) and Trapp Hill Road (Virginia Route 729) on Lord Fairfax Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Berryville VA 22611, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Buck Marsh Baptist Church (a few steps from this marker); Berryville Wagon Train Raid (approx. half a mile away); Lee’s Bivouac (approx. half a mile away); James Ireland (approx. 0.8 miles away); Traveler Was Tethered on This Spot (approx. 0.9 miles away); Berryville (approx. 0.9 miles away); Clarke County Courthouse (approx. 0.9 miles away); Harry F. Byrd Sr. (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Berryville.
 
More about this marker. This is one in a series of
Buck Marsh Fight Marker at the Highway's Edge image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 8, 2007
2. Buck Marsh Fight Marker at the Highway's Edge
granite markers placed by the J.E.B. Stuart Chapter of the Confederate Veterans sometime in the 1890s to commemorate significant Civil War actions around Clarke County.
The Virginia State Marker for the same skirmish is number J-1 (see link).
 
Also see . . .
1. 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 22-45. (Submitted on July 22, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. State Marker for Buck Marsh Wagon Train Raid. (Submitted on July 22, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,065 times since then and 42 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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