Near Berryville in Clarke County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Fight at Gold’s Farm
Sept. 3, 1864
Mosby & 6th N.Y.
Erected by J.E.B. Stuart Camp 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.
Location. 39° 8.147′ N, 77° 59.63′ 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 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Berryville (approx. half a mile away); Josephine City (approx. ¾ mile away); The Schools of Josephine City (approx. 0.9 miles away); Milton Valley Cemetery (approx. 0.9 miles away); Lucy Diggs Slowe (approx. 0.9 miles away); Benjamin Berry (approx. 1.2 miles away); Bank of Clarke County (approx. 1.3 miles away); Clarke County (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Berryville.
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.
1. Fight at Gold’s Farm
The action here is best described as an ambush. On the same day the Battle of Berryville opened, Union General Alfred Torbert was patrolling south of the town. A detachment of Mosby’s command under Captain Sam Chapman attacked the Federal lead elements, the 6th N.Y. Cavalry, and scattered them. As the main Federal force approached, Chapman withdrew with 40 horses and 30 prisoners.
— Submitted July 22, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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