Shepherdstown in Jefferson County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
1st Va. Cavalry
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shepherdstown WV 25443, 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. Fountain Rock (approx. one mile away); Shepherdstown Rally Point (approx. one mile away); The Spirit of 1775 (was approx. 1.4 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Elmwood Cemetery Vault (approx. 1.6 miles away); a different marker also named Spirit of 1775 (approx. 1.6 miles away); Elmwood Cemetery Confederate Dead (approx. 1.6 miles away); Confederate Soldiers in Elmwood Cemetery / Colonel Henry Kyd Douglas (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map 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. 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 •
More. Search the internet for Col. Drake.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 15, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 802 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 15, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.