North Downtown in Charlottesville, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Gen. Alexander Archer Vandegrift
Erected 2000 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number Q-25.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, World II. In addition, it is included in the Distinguished Service Cross/Navy Cross/Air Force Cross Recipients, and the Medal of Honor Recipients series lists.
Location. 38° 1.929′ N, 78° 28.683′ W. Marker is in North Downtown in Charlottesville, Virginia Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charlottesville VA 22902, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas Jonathan Jackson (within shouting distance of this marker); Paul Goodloe McIntire (within shouting distance of this marker); Albemarle Confederate Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jack Jouett’s Ride (about 300 feet away); Historic Courthouse Square (about 300 feet away); Monticello (about 300 feet away); Site of Old Swan Tavern (about 400 feet away); Watering Fountains (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Downtown.
Also see . . . Alexander A. Vandegrift, General, United States Marine Corps. “General Vandegrift was detached to the First Marine Division in November 1941 shortly before the outbreak of World War II. He was promoted to major general in March 1942, and in May sailed for the South Pacific area as Commanding general of the first Marine division to ever leave the shores of the United States. On August 7, 1942, in the Solomon Islands, he led ashore the First Marine Division, Reinforced, in the first large-scale offensive action against the Japanese.” (Submitted on May 2, 2009.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 2, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,751 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 2, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 3. submitted on July 22, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.