Woodstock in Shenandoah County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
1LT Charles Bare Gatewood
6th U.S. Cavalry
He served under Generals Crook and Miles, as Aid-de-Camp and Chief of Apache Scouts. Lieutenant Gatewood was the key person in the arrangement of the final and total surrender of hostile Apaches, under the leadership of Naiche, son of Cochise and Geronimo, War Shaman of the Chiricahua who surrendered to General Miles at skeleton Canyon, Arizona Territory, September 4, 1886.
First Lieutenant Gatewood served at Fort McKinney, Wyoming, where on May 18, 1892, while on duty as Officer of The Day, he was severely injured by a premature dynamite explosion. He was later placed on administrative leave
The Gatewood Homesite, although changed in outward appearances, still stands, being constructed of logs.
This marker is erected to honor the memory and service of ILT Charles Bare Gatewood, Sixth U. S. Cavalry, by those citizens and groups who know of his deeds and sacrifices.
Location. 38° 52.999′ N, 78° 30.246′ W. Marker is in Woodstock, Virginia, in Shenandoah County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street (U.S. 11) and Locust Street, on the left when traveling south on North Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Woodstock VA 22664, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mabel Lee Walton and Sigma Sigma Sigma (a few steps from this marker); The oldest business in Woodstock (within shouting distance of this marker); Shenandoah County Courthouse (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Shenandoah County Jail (about 500 feet away); This Building of (about 500 feet away); Mt. Zion Methodist Church (about 500 feet away); John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg (about 600 feet away); Woodstock (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodstock.
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia entry for Charles B. Gatewood (Submitted on October 3, 2015.)
2. Lieutenant Charles B. Gatewood: Premier Cavalry Soldier of the American West. January 12, 2018, by Lieutenant Colonel Paul Fardink, USA-Ret. (Submitted on May 22, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
Categories. • Military • Wars, US Indian •
Credits. This page was last revised on May 25, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 3, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 503 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 3, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 4. submitted on May 22, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.