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Fort Defiance in Augusta County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Augusta Military Academy Museum

Fort Defiance, Virginia

 

— We Entered As Boys, Left As Men —

 
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By TeamOHE, December 21, 2019
1. Augusta Military Academy Museum Marker
Inscription.  In 1865, after returning from the Civil War, Professor Charles S. Roller began educating other returning veterans of the Confederacy in a small house near the old stone church. In 1874, Augusta Male Academy was founded in the current museum building. The name was changed to Augusta Military Academy when JROTC was added to the curriculum (circa 1890), making AMA Virginia's first military high school. From its humble beginning, the school continued to grow under the leadership of Professor Roller and his descendants for 119 years until its closing in 1984. Of the more than 12,000 AMA cadets, many went on to serve with honor and distinction in public office, as leaders in their communities and in the armed forces of the United States or their home nation.
 
Erected by Augusta Military Academy Museum.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 38° 14.242′ N, 78° 58.661′ W. Marker is in Fort Defiance, Virginia, in Augusta County. Marker can be reached from
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By TeamOHE, December 21, 2019
2. Augusta Military Academy Museum
the intersection of Lee Highway (U.S. 11) and Pentecost Lane, on the left when traveling north. On the grounds of the Augusta Military Academy. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1640 Lee Hwy, Fort Defiance VA 24437, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Augusta Military Academy (here, next to this marker); Dwight D. Eisenhower Visits Augusta Military Academy (a few steps from this marker); This 1886 Bell (a few steps from this marker); Quarles Walk (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Augusta Military Academy (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Augusta Stone Church (about 800 feet away); The Rev. John Craig (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Augusta Stone Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Defiance.
 
Also see . . .  Augusta Military Academy Museum. Augusta Military Academy Alumni Foundation (Submitted on December 19, 2020.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 19, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 35 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 19, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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