Lacey Spring in Rockingham County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
West Point Classmates at Odds
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Custer and Rosser were friends and members of the class of 1861 at the United States Military Academy at West Point. Hundreds of former cadets and classmates served on each side during the war. The nature of academy life often forged close bonds among cadets, and many friendships survived the war. Rosser resigned from West Point in May 1861 before graduation, so he never received a class ranking. Custer, on the other hand, was the “goat” of the class, finishing last. Like many cadets, they studied each other's strengths and weaknesses while at the academy, and during
Erected by Virginia Civil War Trails.
Location. 38° 32.503′ N, 78° 46.267′ W. Marker is in Lacey Spring, Virginia, in Rockingham County. Marker can be reached from North Valley Pike (U.S. 11) 0.2 miles south of Lacey Spring Road. Click for map. This marker is located in the parking lot of Lacey Spring Elementary School. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8621 North Valley Pike, Lacey Spring VA 22833, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cavalry Engagement (approx. ľ mile away); Abraham Lincolnís Father (approx. 0.3 miles away); Long's Chapel and Zenda (approx. 2 miles away); Baxter House (approx. 3.6 miles away); Lincoln's Virginia Ancestors (approx. 3.6 miles away); Dr. Jessee Bennett (approx. 5.1 miles away); Breneman-Turner Mill (approx. 5.8 miles away); Elder John Kline Monument (approx. 6.6 miles away).
More about this marker. On the lower left are portraits of "Union Gen. George A. Custer" and "CSA Gen. Thomas Rosser".
Also see . . .
1. Shenandoah at War - Rockingham. (Submitted on October 4, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. Civil War Traveler - New Market Area - Lacey Spring. Virginia Valley & Mountains - Route 11: Winchester to Port Republic. (Submitted on October 4, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
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