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Near West Augusta in Highland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

“... tolerable well fortified”

 
 
“... tolerable well fortified” Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 2, 2010
1. “... tolerable well fortified” Marker
Inscription. My Dear Penelope

Wee are now tolerable well fortified; got 12 pieces of cannon and places all fixed for the men to shoot from; that is, fortifications for cannon with openings to shoot through so the men can man the cannon and not be exposed to the enemy while doing it. Wee also have ditches for our infantry to get in so the enemy can’t use their long ranged guns to any advantage over our short ranged guns, for they cant hurt us untill they get as close as wee want them. Give my love to all.

I am yours,
Shep
 
Erected by U.S. Forest Service.
 
Location. 38° 18.79′ N, 79° 23.05′ W. Marker is near West Augusta, Virginia, in Highland County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 250. Click for map. Part of the “Confederate Breastworks Trail” at Fort Edward Johnson. Marker is in this post office area: West Augusta VA 24485, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Healing the Wounds (within shouting distance of this marker); “Wee are faring badly…” (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); “It was cold business” (about 500 feet away); Fort Edward Johnson
"... tolerable well fortified" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Robert H. Moore, II, February 27, 2009
2. "... tolerable well fortified" Marker
(about 500 feet away); Welcome to Fort Edward Johnson (about 500 feet away); “We had a hardscrabble up…” (about 600 feet away); “Wee are now looking out for a fight…” (about 600 feet away); Confederate Breastworks Interpretive Trail (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in West Augusta.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Categories. Notable EventsNotable PlacesWar, US Civil
 
“... tolerable well fortified” Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 2, 2010
3. “... tolerable well fortified” Marker
View toward the west from the "... tolerable well fortified" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Robert H. Moore, II, February 27, 2009
4. View toward the west from the "... tolerable well fortified" Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia. This page has been viewed 879 times since then and 6 times this year. Last updated on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   2. submitted on , by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia.   3. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   4. submitted on , by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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