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Near Webbtown in Clarke County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Col. Morgan's Lane

 
 
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By Craig Swain, December 1, 2007
1. Col. Morgan's Lane Marker
Inscription.  
Col. Morgan's Lane
Aug. 19, 1864
Mosby's Attack on
Custer's House
Burners.
No Prisoners

 
Erected by J.E.B. Stuart Chapter of the Confederate Veterans.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans series list. A significant historical month for this entry is August 1765.
 
Location. 39° 7.174′ N, 77° 57.255′ W. Marker is near Webbtown, Virginia, in Clarke County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Parshall Lane (County Route 608) and Hill and Dale Lane, on the right when traveling south. Located at the entrance to Hill and Dale Farms. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1755 Parshall Rd, Berryville VA 22611, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Audley (approx. 1.9 miles away); Lucy Diggs Slowe (approx. 2 miles away); Milton Valley Cemetery (approx. 2 miles away); The Schools of Josephine City (approx. 2.1
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By Craig Swain, December 1, 2007
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miles away); Fight at Gold’s Farm (approx. 2.4 miles away); Josephine City (approx. 2.4 miles away); Berryville (approx. 2.4 miles away); Colonial Highway (approx. 2˝ miles away).
 
More about this marker. This is one in a series of granite markers placed by the J.E.B. Stuart Chapter of the Confederate Veterans sometime in the 1890s to commemorate significant Civil War actions around Clarke County.
 
Regarding Col. Morgan's Lane. The marker references a sharp skirmish between a detachment of Mosby's Rangers under Captain William Chapman and a section of the 5th Michigan Cavalry. The Federals were detailed to burn several houses in Clarke County in response to the Ranger's operations. The "house burners" had just destroyed Colonel Morgan's home when Chapman and his band of rangers attacked, their leader ordering "no prisoners!" Records show 30 of the Federals were killed in this vicinity, including 10 who had been captured made to kneel along the farm lane where they were executed.
 
Colonel Morgan's Lane image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 1, 2007
3. Colonel Morgan's Lane
At the time of the war, Colonel Benjamin Morgan operated a farm known as "Hill and Dale" here.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 6, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,167 times since then and 56 times this year. Last updated on May 1, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 6, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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