Near West Augusta in Augusta County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Healing the Wounds
After surviving the Battle of McDowell, in which he lost many comrades, Lt. “Shep” Pryor was later wounded in battle near Culpepper, Virginia. He survived the war, returned to his beloved Penelope, and became Sheriff of Sumter County, Georgia. Lt. Pryor died on May 2, 1911 at the age of 82.
The 12th Georgia Volunteer Infantry fought with honor in Jackson’s Shenandoah Valley Campaign and then moved on to fight with the Army of Northern Virginia, General Early’s Shenandoah Valley Operations and General Lee’s Appomattox Campaign.
Today, national forest managers are protecting this historic site for future generations. This mountain once denuded of trees to provide a clear field for cannon and rifle fire has healed over time, as has this great nation. But, let us remember those who suffered and died – far from home.
Erected by U.S. Forest Service.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1862.
Location. 38° 18.774′ N, 79° 23.004′ W. Marker Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Augusta VA 24485, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 13 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. “… tolerable well fortified” (within shouting distance of this marker); “Wee are faring badly…” (within shouting distance of this marker); “We had a hardscrabble up…” (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); “Wee are now looking out for a fight…” (about 400 feet away); “It was cold business…” (about 400 feet away); Fort Edward Johnson (about 500 feet away); “… to go wee did not know where” (about 500 feet away); Welcome to Fort Johnson (about 500 feet away); Confederate Breastworks Interpretive Trail (about 600 feet away); “The Shenandoah Mountain Pass is grand indeed…” (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Fort Edward Johnson (about 600 feet away); Highland County / Augusta County (about 600 feet away); Mountain House (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Augusta.
More about this marker. On the right is a photo of the grave of Captain Pryor.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 6, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia. This page has been viewed 986 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on March 6, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia. 2. submitted on May 5, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 3. submitted on March 6, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.