Wytheville in Wythe County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Battle of Wytheville
St. Johnís Lutheran Church Cemetery
Besides Toland, Union Capt. Dennis Delaney was killed. According to one Union report, in addition to the two officers, “9 brave men ... met death in their countryís service.” Federal Lt. Col. Freeman E. Franklin claimed 14 enlisted men died, but Confederate Gen. Samuel Jones reported “7 privates killed.” Confederate artillerist Maj. Thomas M. Bowyer, Jonesí chief of ordnance, wrote that besides Toland and Delaney, “nine others were left dead in the streets.” On July 21, 1893, the 30th anniversary of the battle, an anonymous Wytheville Dispatch reporter wrote that “seven of the attacking forces lay in the streets dead” the following morning,
Erected by Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 36° 57.702′ N, 81° 6.093′ W. Marker is in Wytheville, Virginia, in Wythe County. Marker is at the intersection of North 4th Street / Stony Fork Road (U.S. 52) and Exit 70 (Interstate 81), on the right when traveling north on North 4th Street / Stony Fork Road. Click for map. Marker is north of the interstate. Marker is in this post office area: Wytheville VA 24382, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Johnís Lutheran Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Boone Trail Highway Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); Wytheville (approx. 1.3 miles away); Edith Bolling Wilson (approx. 1.3 miles away); Wytheville Training School (approx. Robert Enoch Withers (approx. 1.9 miles away); Walter Crockett (approx. 2.5 miles away); Crockettís Cove (approx. 3.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Wytheville.
More about this marker. Marker has a photograph of St. Johnís Lutheran Church on the lower left and a map of the church grounds and surrounding roads on the lower right.
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