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Abingdon in Washington County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Muster Grounds

 
 
The Muster Grounds Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 23, 2022
1. The Muster Grounds Marker
Inscription.  Here in September 1780, 400 men heeded the call to muster by Colonels Arthur and William Campbell. The members of Black's Fort Chapter, NSDAR and General William Campbell Chapter NSSAR honor the sacrifices of their heroic overmountain ancestors.

This rock symbolizes the rugged ground where the brave men of the Virginia Militia fought and died at the Battle of Kings Mountain, South Carolina on 7 October 1780.

Special Recognition
Bevin's Crane Service
Burk's Truck and Equipment
Faris Construction
Glade Stone Plant
Historical Society of Washington County, Virginia
General William Campbell Chapter,
National Society Sons of the American Revolution

 
Erected 2011 by Black's Fort Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution • General William Campbell Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution
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, and the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1780.
 
Location. 36° 42.253′ N, 81° 59.664′ W. Marker is in Abingdon, Virginia, in Washington County. Memorial is at the intersection of Muster Place and Colonial Road SW, on the right when traveling south on Muster Place. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1780 Muster Pl, Abingdon VA 24210, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brigadier General William Edmondson “Grumble” Jones, CSA Rock (here, next to this marker); Inciting Deadly Resistance (here, next to this marker); The Chase Begins (here, next to this marker); Battle of Kings Mountain (a few steps from this marker); Revolutionary War Muster Ground (within shouting distance of this marker); King's Mountain Men (approx. 0.4 miles away); Confederate General John Hunt Morgan (approx. ¾ mile away); The Cummings Cabin (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Abingdon.
 
The Muster Grounds Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 23, 2022
2. The Muster Grounds Marker
Featured marker is on the boulder on the left.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2023. It was originally submitted on November 11, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 115 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 11, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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