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Lake of the Woods in Orange County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Captain John Spotswood

 
 
Captain John Spotswood Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, May 9, 2009
1. Captain John Spotswood Marker
Inscription. Spotswood park is dedicated to Captain John Spotswood born circa 1748, grandson of Royal Lieutenant Governor Alexander Spotswood of Virginia. Captain John Spotswood, soldier of the American Revolution, served honorably as a member of the Continental Army 10th Virginia Regiment. He was wounded at the Battle of Brandywine in September of 1777 and taken prisoner at Germantown in October of 1777. He retired on February 12, 1781 and died post 1800. Married to Sarah (Sallie) Rowsie on September 19, 1771, they established their home here at Orange Grove on part of his grandfather's original Germanna Tract. Their descendants lived on this land well into the 20th Century.

Presented to Lake of the Woods, Virginia by
Susannah Chandler Chapter, National Society
Daughters of the American Revolution
May 19, 2007

 
Erected 2007 by Susannah Chandler Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 38° 20.603′ N, 77° 44.828′ W. Marker is in Lake of the Woods, Virginia, in Orange County. Marker is on Lakeview Parkway, on the right when traveling north. Click for map.
Captain John Spotswood Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, May 9, 2009
2. Captain John Spotswood Marker
Located at a park in Lake of the Woods Community. Marker is in this post office area: Locust Grove VA 22508, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of the Wilderness (within shouting distance of this marker); Orange Grove 1728 - 1864 (within shouting distance of this marker); Orange Grove 1865 - 1967 (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Battle of the Wilderness (approx. half a mile away); Gordon's Flank Attack (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Federals Fall Back (approx. 1.5 miles away); a different marker also named Gordon's Flank Attack (approx. 1.5 miles away); Gordon's Attack Falters (approx. 1.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lake of the Woods.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,518 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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