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

Mt. Airy Fight

 
 
Mt. Airy Fight Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 18, 2007
1. Mt. Airy Fight Marker
Inscription.
Mt. Airy Fight
Sept. 15, 1864
Mosby * U.S.
Cavalry
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Erected by J.E.B. Stuart Chapter of the Confederate Veterans.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans marker series.
 
Location. 39° 6.983′ N, 77° 50.81′ W. Marker is in Berryville, Virginia, in Clarke County. Marker is at the intersection of Harry Byrd Highway (Virginia Route 7) and Blueridge Mountain Road (Virginia Route 601), on the right when traveling west on Harry Byrd Highway. Click for map. The marker is at the foot of VA State Marker T 11. Marker is in this post office area: Berryville VA 22611, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Crook and Early (here, next to this marker but has been reported missing); Forerunner of Wireless Telegraphy (here, next to this marker but has been reported missing); Clark County / Loudoun County (here, next to this marker but has been reported missing); Appalachian Trail and Bears Den (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bluemont Historic District
The Mt. Airy Marker at the Foot of VA T 11 image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 18, 2007
2. The Mt. Airy Marker at the Foot of VA T 11
(approx. 0.8 miles away); Battle of Cool Spring (approx. 1.8 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Cool Spring (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Retreat (approx. 2.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Berryville.
 
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 sometime in the 1890s to commemorate significant Civil War actions around Clarke County.
 
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 63-66. (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 1,782 times since then and 4 times this year. Last updated on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 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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