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Shepherdstown in Jefferson County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Col. Drake

 
 
Col. Drake Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 12, 2011
1. Col. Drake Marker
This is one of 25 obelisks set up in Jefferson County, WV on the 50th anniversary of the Civil War. It is the only one with an inscription.
Inscription.
Col. Drake
1st Va. Cavalry
Killed

 
Erected 1910 by United Confederate Veterans – Jefferson County Camp. (Marker Number 2.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans marker series.
 
Location. 39° 24.92′ N, 77° 50.274′ W. Marker is in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Kearneysville Pike (West Virginia Route 480), on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shepherdstown WV 25443, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fountain Rock (approx. one mile away); The Spirit of 1775 (approx. 1.4 miles away); Elmwood Cemetery (approx. 1.6 miles away); Confederate Soldiers in Elmwood Cemetery / Colonel Henry Kyd Douglas (approx. 1.6 miles away); Reformed Church Parsonage (approx. 2 miles away); Free School (approx. 2 miles away); Civil War Hospital Site (approx. 2 miles away); Shepherd State Teachers College (approx. 2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Shepherdstown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Report of Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart, C. S. Army, Commanding Cavalry, Army of Northern Virginia.
Col. Drake Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 12, 2011
2. Col. Drake Marker
On July 16, 1863, Col. James H. Drake of the 1st Virginia Cavalry fell mortally wounded near this marker.
Official account of the engagement in which Col. James H. Drake was killed. (Submitted on April 15, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. West Virginia Civil War Markers. Jefferson County Historical Society details 25 obelisks set up in 1910 to note battle or skirmish sites. (Submitted on April 15, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Col. Drake Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 12, 2011
3. Col. Drake Marker
During the Confederate retreat south following the Battle of Gettysburg, Confederate Cavalry brigades under Gen. Fitzhugh Lee and Gen. John R. Chamblis, Jr. met and repelled pursuing Union forces. Col. Drake fell during this engagement.
Marker on Kearneysville Pike image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 12, 2011
4. Marker on Kearneysville Pike
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 666 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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