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McDowell in Highland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Battle of McDowell
 
Battle of McDowell Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Stroud, circa June 1994
1. Battle of McDowell Marker
 
Inscription. Stonewall Jackson, to prevent a junction of Fremont and Banks, took position on the hills just to the south and beat off the attacks of Fremontís advance under Milroy, May 8, 1862. Milroy retreated that night.
 
Erected 1928 by Conservation and Development Commission. (Marker Number 150-W.)
 
Location. 38° 19.803′ N, 79° 28.451′ W. Marker is in McDowell, Virginia, in Highland County. Marker is on U.S. 250, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. 1.1 mile East of McDowell. Marker is in this post office area: Mc Dowell VA 24458, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Commemorating The Battle Of McDowell (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Battle of McDowell (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named The Battle of McDowell (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of McDowell (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of McDowell (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named The Battle of McDowell (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of McDowell (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of McDowell (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in McDowell.
 
Battle of McDowell Marker Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, May 2, 2010
2. Battle of McDowell Marker
 

 
Also see . . .  Battle of McDowell. National Park Service summary of the battle. (Submitted on December 17, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on December 16, 2007, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,253 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on December 16, 2007, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2. submitted on May 5, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photos of the battleground • Wide area photo of the marker location. • Can you help?
 
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