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

A Revolutionary War Hero

 
 
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By Craig Swain, June 22, 2007
1. A Revolutionary War Hero Marker
Inscription.  Near here stood the home of Sergeant Major John Champe (1752–1798), Continental soldier. Champe faked desertion and enlisted in Benedict Arnold's British command for the purpose of capturing the traitor. Failing in his attempt, Champe rejoined the American army. His meritorious service was attested to by such patriots as General Henry (Light Horse Harry) Lee.
 
Erected 1983 by Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number B-33.)
 
Location. 38° 58.522′ N, 77° 40.032′ W. Marker is in Dover, Virginia, in Loudoun County. Marker is at the intersection of John Mosby Highway (U.S. 50) and Champe Ford Road (County Route 632), on the right when traveling east on John Mosby Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Leesburg VA 20177, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gettysburg Campaign (here, next to this marker); Stuart and Bayard (here, next to this marker); Cavalry Battles (here, next to this marker); Sergeant Major John Champe
Four Markers at Dover, VA image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 22, 2007
2. Four Markers at Dover, VA
(about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battle of Aldie (approx. 0.7 miles away); Snickersville Turnpike (approx. one mile away); First Mass. Cavalry (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Aldie (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dover.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Sergeant Major John Champe Biographical Sketch. (Submitted on June 27, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Another account of Champe’s life. (Submitted on June 27, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
3. Nearby Monument to Champe. (Submitted on June 27, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Notable PersonsPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 27, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,921 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 27, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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