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New Market in Shenandoah County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Post-Appomattox Tragedy Monument

 
 
The Post-Appomattox Tragedy Monument image. Click for full size.
October 17, 2020
1. The Post-Appomattox Tragedy Monument
Inscription.  
[Sign at the base of the monument:]
The monument in front of you replaced an existing wooden pillar.

The inscriptions on the monument read:

On the side facing you — East
Pt. Geo. W. Summers and Sergt. Newton Koontz
Company D 7th Virginia Cavalry
were here executed on June 27, 1865
by order of Lt. Col. Huzzy 192d, O.V.M.I.

The right side as you face the monument — North
Without the privilege of any kind of trial: They having been arrested
at their homes in Page Co., brought here and shot

On the left side as you face the monument — South
Erected in 1893 by friends under the supervision of Capt. T.J. Adams

On the rear as you face the monument — West
No inscription

 
Topics and series. This historical marker monument is listed in these topic lists: Law EnforcementWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans series list.
 
Location.
The Post-Appomattox Tragedy Monument [East facing] image. Click for full size.
October 17, 2020
2. The Post-Appomattox Tragedy Monument [East facing]
38° 41.586′ N, 78° 39.013′ W. Marker is in New Market, Virginia, in Shenandoah County. Marker is on Old Valley Pike (U.S. 11) just north of Monument Lane, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4721 Old Valley Pike, New Market VA 22844, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. DuPont at Rude’s Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); The Summers & Koontz Executions (within shouting distance of this marker); Post-Appomattox Tragedy (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of Noah Richard Proctor (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cavalry Engagement (approx. 0.7 miles away); Rude’s Hill (approx. 0.7 miles away); Rude’s Hill Action (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Rude's Hill (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Market.
 
The Post-Appomattox Tragedy Monument image. Click for full size.
October 17, 2020
3. The Post-Appomattox Tragedy Monument
The Post-Appomattox Tragedy Monument image. Click for full size.
October 17, 2020
4. The Post-Appomattox Tragedy Monument
The Post-Appomattox Tragedy Monument image. Click for full size.
October 17, 2020
5. The Post-Appomattox Tragedy Monument
Sons of Confederate Veterans plaque near the road image. Click for full size.
October 17, 2020
6. Sons of Confederate Veterans plaque near the road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 18, 2020. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 18, 2020.
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