Near Berryville in Clarke County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Berryville Wagon Train Raid
Erected 1997 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number J-1.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is August 13, 1864.
Location. 39° 10.304′ N, 77° 58.384′ W. Marker is near Berryville, Virginia, in Clarke County. Marker is on Lord Fairfax Highway (U.S. 340), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Berryville VA 22611, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 milesLee’s Bivouac (here, next to this marker); Buck Marsh Fight (approx. half a mile away); Buck Marsh Baptist Church (approx. half a mile away); Long Marsh Run Rural Historic District (approx. 1.3 miles away); Harry F. Byrd Sr. (approx. 1.3 miles away); Berryville (approx. 1.4 miles away); James Ireland (approx. 1.4 miles away); Traveler Was Tethered on This Spot (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Berryville.
More about this marker. This marker replaced a previous J-1, titled “A Raid of Mosby’s.” with the caption, “Here Mosby attacked Sheridan’s supply train, August 13, 1864, capturing 600 horses and mules and 200 prisoners.”
Also see . . . A Federal Report on the Battle. Written by the commander of the 144th Ohio Volunteers. (Submitted on July 19, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 19, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 4,545 times since then and 83 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 19, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.