Middleburg in Loudoun County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Battle Concludes: Buford's Flanking Movement & Stuart's Withdrawal
Battle of Middleburg/Mt. Defiance
Buford’s wing, facing Confederate skirmishers at Benton’s
But at the same time, the sounds of battle from here at Mt. Defiance echoed across the rolling hills and forced Buford to a decision. He chose to send a part of his force south to Mt. Defiance to assist Gregg. The Reserve Brigade he sent included the 1st, 2nd, 5th, and 6th U.S. Cavalry, units of the Regularly Army. Heading south, they splashed across Goose Creek at tiny Millville then continued along Kirk’s Branch Road towards the Ashby’s Gap Turnpike, in our right distance 3/8 mile away.
In the meantime, J.E.B. Stuart’s forces abandoned their position at Mount Defiance and were being reposted along the north-south ridge immediately west
It would continue to rain for most of the next day, June 20th, hindering significant efforts. But Sunday, June 21st would bring continued Federal probes, with fierce fighting all around Upperville to the west. It would be the concluding day of the Aldie-Middleburg-Upperville cavalry campaign.
General John Buford Library of Congress
The Road to Millville Courtesy of Richard Gillespie
Battle Knoll map
Erected 2019 by NOVA Parks. (Marker Number 7.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the NOVA Parks series list.
Location. 38° 58.084′ N, 77° 45.82′ W. Marker is in Middleburg, Virginia, in Loudoun County. Marker is on John Mosby Highway (U.S. 50) west of Zulla Road (Virginia Route 709), on the right when traveling east. Marker Hunters might not see the marker before they see the NOVA Parks Historic Site sign, but it's located in the field alongside Route 50. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 35945 John Mosby Highway, Middleburg VA 20117, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mount Defiance (within shouting distance of this marker); Mt. Defiance, the Turnpike, and Middleburg (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Mount Defiance (about 400 feet away); The Prussian Warrior Heros Von Borcke Goes Down (about 400 feet away); Horse Artillery at Mt. Defiance (about 500 feet away); Phase Two of the Battle: Fighting Along the Turnpike (about 500 feet away); The Battle Begins: Fighting East and Southeast of Mt. Defiance (about 500 feet away); Battle of Middleburg (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Middleburg.
Also see . . . Battle of Middleburg: Mt. Defiance Historic Park. NOVA Parks (Submitted on June 3, 2019.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 3, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 2, 2019, by T. Elizabeth Renich of Winchester, Virginia. This page has been viewed 129 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 2, 2019, by T. Elizabeth Renich of Winchester, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.