Near Millwood in Clarke County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Dec. 16, 1864
Mosby & US Cavalry
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° 3.082′ N, 78° 0.78′ W. Marker is near Millwood, Virginia, in Clarke County. Marker is on Millwood Road / Old Route 50 (Route 723), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Millwood VA 22646, 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. Fight at Berry's Ferry (approx. 0.6 miles away); Greenway Historic District (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Burwell-Morgan Mill (approx. 1.8 miles away); Millwood (approx. 1.9 miles away); Carter Hall (approx. 1.9 miles away); Long Branch (approx. 1.9 miles away); Mt. Carmel FightBlandy Experimental Farm (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Millwood.
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.
Also see . . . Clarke County Historical Association Proceedings, Vol. XV. (PDF) The introduction provides details about the placement of the marker and others in the series. The fight is detailed in pages 67-70. (Submitted on July 22, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
1. Account of the Fight
As with many actions inside Mosby's Confederacy, a detail from Mosby's force of Rangers setup an ambush of Federal forces who patrolled the region. Some 100 Federals from the 14th Pennsylvania, were attacked by a force of Rangers. The reports vary, but nearly the entire Federal force was killed, wounded, or captured. The Rangers suffered no casualties.
— Submitted July 22, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 22, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,346 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 22, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.