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Glade Spring in Washington County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Brig. Gen. William E. "Grumble" Jones, C.S.A.

 
 
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By Kelsey Abbott, July 22, 2020
1. Brig. Gen. William E. Marker
Inscription.  Brig. Gen. William Edmondson "Grumble" Jones was born nearby on 9 May 1824. Educated at Emory and Henry College and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Jones served on the frontier from 1848 until he resigned in 1857. He organized the Washington Mounted Rifles as its captain when Virginia seceded in 1861, became colonel of the 1st and then the 7th Virginia Cavalry, and was promoted to brigadier general in Sept. 1862. Jones later served under Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart, with whom he disagreed. Commanding the Dept. of Southwest Virginia, Jones was killed at the Battle of Piedmont on 5 June 1864 and buried here in Old Glade Spring Presbyterian Cemetery.
 
Erected 1998 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K 51.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 36° 46.071′ N, 81° 47.285′ W. Marker is in Glade Spring, Virginia, in Washington County. Marker is on Lee Highway (U.S. 11) 0.1 miles north of Deerfield Lane (County
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Route 767), on the right when traveling north. Near church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 33234 Lee Hwy, Glade Spring VA 24340, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mrs. Eliza M. Jones (within shouting distance of this marker); Donald W. Tendick, Sr., Memorial (approx. 2.3 miles away); Tobias Smyth House (approx. 2.4 miles away); Buchanan-Blakemore House (approx. 2˝ miles away); Emory & Henry College (approx. 2.6 miles away); Emory and Henry College (approx. 2.6 miles away); Fort Kilmachronan (approx. 3.1 miles away); Sulphur Springs Church and Campground (approx. 6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glade Spring.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 22, 2020, by Kelsey Abbott of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 74 times since then and 10 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 22, 2020, by Kelsey Abbott of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
 
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