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Near Shenandoah in Page County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Execution of Summers and Koontz

 
 
Execution of Summers and Koontz Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, October 4, 2008
1. Execution of Summers and Koontz Marker
Inscription.  On 22 May 1865, after the Civil War ended, Capt. George W. Summers, Sgt. I. Newton Koontz, and two other armed veterans of Co. D, 7th Virginia Cavalry, en route to obtain their paroles, robbed six Federal cavalrymen of their horses near Woodstock. The horses were returned the next day to the 192d Ohio Volunteer Infantry at Rude's Hill in Shenandoah County. Despite assurances that all was forgiven, Lt. Col. Cyrus Hussy, temporarily commanding the 192d, later ordered the men arrested at their homes in Page County. The other two escaped, but Summers and Koontz were shot without trial on Rude's Hill on 27 June. They were buried at different locations near here.
 
Erected 1999 by the Virginia Department of Historical Resources, sponsored by funding from descendants of Page County Confederate Veterans. (Marker Number J-95.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 22, 1865.
 
Location. 38° 33.762′ N, 78° 
Execution of Summers and Koontz Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, October 4, 2008
2. Execution of Summers and Koontz Marker
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36.197′ W. Marker is near Shenandoah, Virginia, in Page County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 340 and Panther Drive, on the right when traveling south on U.S. 340. Located in front of the Page County High School. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5662 US-340, Shenandoah VA 22849, 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. Catherine Furnace (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Burning of Red Bridge (approx. 2½ miles away); Somerville Heights (approx. 2½ miles away); Chestnut Oak (approx. 5.3 miles away); Millstone (approx. 5.4 miles away); Eastern Redbud (approx. 5.4 miles away); The Tea Tree (approx. 5.4 miles away); The Stevens Cottage 1890 (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shenandoah.
 
Regarding Execution of Summers and Koontz. This marker is one of several detailing Civil War activities in Page County, Virginia. Please see the Page County Civil War Markers link below.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Markers detailing this incident.
 
Also see . . .
1. Page County Civil War Markers. (Submitted on February 25, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Avenue of Armies: Civil War Sites and Stories of Luray and Page County, Virginia. (Submitted on March 20, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia.)
Headstone of Capt. George W. Summers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Robert H. Moore, II
3. Headstone of Capt. George W. Summers
Located in the Summers Family Cemetery, near Grove Hill, Va.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 5, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,380 times since then and 53 times this year. Last updated on February 6, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 5, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on January 13, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia.

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May. 28, 2022