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Middleburg in Loudoun County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

To The Unknown Dead.

 
 
To The Unknown Dead. Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, October 21, 2016
1. To The Unknown Dead. Monument
Inscription.  To the unknown dead.
 
Erected 1905 by United Daughters of the Confederacy.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 38° 58.162′ N, 77° 43.833′ W. Marker is in Middleburg, Virginia, in Loudoun County. Marker can be reached from East Federal Street east of Liberty Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located at the center of the Confederate Circle within Sharon Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 209 East Federal Street, Middleburg VA 20117, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Middleburg Baptist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); The Red Fox Inn (approx. ¼ mile away); Middleburg (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lt. Col. Leven Powell (approx. 0.3 miles away); Battle of Middleburg (approx. half a mile away); Phase Two of the Battle: Fighting Along the Turnpike (approx. 1.7 miles away); Horse Artillery at Mt. Defiance
To The Unknown Dead. Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, October 21, 2016
2. To The Unknown Dead. Monument
The monument is encircled by 80 gravestones of unknown soldiers.
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(approx. 1.7 miles away); Mt. Defiance, the Turnpike, and Middleburg (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Middleburg.
 
More about this marker. This monument is thought to be the nation’s first erected to remember unknown soldiers.
 
Entrance To Sharon Cemetery (1849) image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, October 21, 2016
3. Entrance To Sharon Cemetery (1849)
Middleburg Baptist Church (1844) can be seen in the right rear.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 24, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Last updated on April 25, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 24, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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