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Vienna in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

On June 17, 1861

 
 
Vienna Railroad Battle Marker Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, July 2, 2007
1. Vienna Railroad Battle Marker Marker
Inscription.  On June 17, 1861, near this spot, a railroad was first used tactically in warfare when units from the 1st to 8th Regiments, South Carolina successfully engaged 1st Ohio Volunteers who were using a train of the Loudoun & Hampshire Railroad.

Presented to the Town of Vienna by Potomac Chapter, National Railroad Historical Society. June 1975.
 
Erected 1975 by the Potomac Chapter, National Railroad Historical Society in June.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1767.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 38° 54.052′ N, 77° 15.577′ W. Marker was in Vienna, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker was on Park Street (Virginia Route 675), on the right when traveling east. At the intersection of the Washington & Old Dominion Trail and Park Street. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Vienna VA 22180, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Electric Trains on the W&OD (within shouting distance of this marker); James C. ("Jim") Martinelli (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Action at Vienna
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); The Arlington & Fairfax Railway (approx. 0.3 miles away); Freeman House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Freeman Store and Museum (approx. 0.4 miles away); Washington & Old Dominion Railroad Regional Park (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vienna.
 
Also see . . .  Battle History of the 1st Ohio Volunteers. (Submitted on July 12, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Additional commentary.
1.
The plaque has been removed from the stone. You can clearly see where it was.
    — Submitted April 20, 2024, by Guy White of Annandale, Virginia.
 
The Marker Beside the W & OD Trail image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, July 2, 2007
2. The Marker Beside the W & OD Trail
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 20, 2024. It was originally submitted on July 12, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,675 times since then and 101 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 12, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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