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

General Edward Stevens

 
 
General Edward Stevens Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 31, 2009
1. General Edward Stevens Marker
Inscription. Here is buried General Edward Stevens, who served at Brandywine, Camden, Guilford Courthouse and Yorktown. He died on August 17, 1820.
 
Erected 1927 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number G-10.)
 
Location. 38° 29.118′ N, 77° 59.58′ W. Marker is in Culpeper, Virginia, in Culpeper County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street (Virginia Route 229) and Carpenter Drive, on the left when traveling north on North Main Street. Click for map. It is at the entrance to the Masonic Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Culpeper VA 22701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William "Extra Billy" Smith (approx. ĺ mile away); “Gallant” Pelhamís Last Days (approx. 0.8 miles away); Culpeper Minute Men (approx. 0.8 miles away); Eppa Rixey Boyhood Home (approx. 0.8 miles away); A Tribute to Black Americans – Early 1900ís
General Edward Stevens Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 31, 2009
2. General Edward Stevens Marker
(approx. 0.8 miles away); A.P. Hill's Boyhood Home (approx. 0.8 miles away); Mountain Run Watershed (approx. 0.9 miles away); John S. Barbourís Birthplace (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Culpeper.
 
Regarding General Edward Stevens. The 1852 book Pictorial Field-Book of the Revolution by Benson J. Lossing quotes his epitaph on a monument near this marker: “This gallant officer and upright man served his country with reputation in the field and Senate of his native state. He took an active part and had a principal share in the war of the Revolution, and acquired great distinction at the battles of Great Bridge, Brandywine, Germantown, Camden, Guilford, and the siege of York; and although zealous in the cause of American freedom, his conduct was not marked with the least degree of malevolence or party spirit. Those who honestly differed with him in opinion he always treated with singular tenderness. In strictly his integrity, honest patriotism,
General Edward Stevens Marker at Masonic Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 31, 2009
3. General Edward Stevens Marker at Masonic Cemetery
and immovable courage, he was surpassed by one, and had few equals.” He died on the 17th of August, 1820.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 659 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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