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Near Longwood in Clarke County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Crook and Early

 
 
Crook and Early Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 18, 2007
1. Crook and Early Marker
Inscription.  Early, while passing through this gap on his return from his Washington raid, was attacked by Crook’s cavalry, July 16, 1864. Crook destroyed a few wagons, Early captured a cannon.
 
Erected 1929 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number T-10.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 39° 6.983′ N, 77° 50.811′ W. Marker was near Longwood, Virginia, in Clarke County. Marker was at the intersection of Harry Byrd Highway (Virginia Route 7) and Blueridge Mountain Road (Virginia Route 601), on the right when traveling west on Harry Byrd Highway. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 232 Harry Byrd Hwy, Bluemont VA 20135, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Mt. Airy Fight (here, next to this marker); Appalachian Trail and Bears Den
Looking West over Snicker's Gap image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 18, 2007
2. Looking West over Snicker's Gap
(approx. 0.3 miles away); The Lives And Times Of The Snickersville Academy (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Snickersville Academy (approx. 0.7 miles away); Bluemont (approx. ¾ mile away); Snickersville Turnpike (approx. ¾ mile away); Bluemont Historic District (approx. ¾ mile away); Lt. Col. Roger Preston Chew (1843-1921) (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Longwood.
 
Additional keywords. 1864 Valley Campaign
 
Looking East Downhill From Snicker's Gap image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 18, 2007
3. Looking East Downhill From Snicker's Gap
Unknown Marker Column image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 18, 2007
4. Unknown Marker Column
Can anyone identify what marker was posted on this column next to Virginia marker T 10?
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 19, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,836 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 19, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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