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Near Hillsboro in Loudoun County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Loudoun Heights Clash

 
 
Loudoun Heights Clash Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, August 5, 2007
1. Loudoun Heights Clash Marker
Inscription. Union Maj. Henry A. Cole’s 1st Maryland Cavalry was camped here on Loudoun Heights on 10 Jan. 1864 when Confederate Maj. John S. Mosby and Capt. Benjamin Franklin “Frank” Stringfellow attacked before dawn with about 100 mounted Partisan Rangers. In the darkness, Mosby mistook Stringfellow’s detachment for Federals and they exchanged fire. Cole’s troopers rallied, shooting at the Rangers, the only men on horseback. After heavy fighting the Rangers retreated toward Hillsboro. Mosby’s losses were one captured, three wounded, and eight killed, including Capts. William Thomas Turner and William R. Smith, two of Mosby’s most trusted officers.
 
Erected 2006 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number T 25.)
 
Location. 39° 18.988′ N, 77° 43.009′ W. Marker is near Hillsboro, Virginia, in Loudoun County. Marker is on Harpers Ferry Road (County Route 671), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Purcellville VA 20132, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jefferson County / State of Maryland (approx. 0.4 miles away in West Virginia); Lift Lock 33 (approx. 0.7 miles away
Loudoun Heights Clash Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, August 5, 2007
2. Loudoun Heights Clash Marker
in Maryland); Harpers Ferry - Changes through Time (approx. 0.8 miles away in Maryland); The Iron Horse Wins (approx. 0.8 miles away in West Virginia); The Mule Falters (approx. 0.8 miles away in West Virginia); The Race to the Ohio (approx. 0.8 miles away in West Virginia); Early Travel (approx. 0.8 miles away in West Virginia); The Point (approx. 0.8 miles away in West Virginia).
 
Also see . . .  Overview of the history of Cole's Cavalry at Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 28, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Site of Fight Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, September 22, 2007
3. Site of Fight
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,353 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. 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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