“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Huntly in Rappahannock County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Albert G. Willis

Albert G. Willis Marker image. Click for full size.
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1. Albert G. Willis Marker
Inscription.  Pvt. Albert G. Willis, Co. C, Col. John S. Mosby's Partisan Rangers (43d Battalion, Virginia Cavalry) and at least one other Ranger were captured about 13 Oct. 1864 near Gaines Crossroads by Union Brig. Gen. William H. Powell's U.S. 2d Cavalry Division. During the Civil War, many Federals considered partisans civilian bushwhackers, not regular soldiers. Powell, in reprisal for what he called the "murder" of a U.S. soldier by alleged partisans, ordered a Ranger executed. According to some postwar sources, Willis, a ministerial student, offered his life in place of a married cohort. He was hanged nearby on 14 Oct. and buried at a Baptist church in Flint Hill.
Erected 2004 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number J-26.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical date for this entry is October 13, 1864.
Location. 38° 50.352′ N, 78° 7.217′ W. Marker is near Huntly, Virginia, in Rappahannock County. Marker
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is on Zachary Taylor Highway (U.S. 522) 0.4 miles north of Hume Road (County Route 635), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Huntly VA 22640, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 1.7 miles away); Warren County / Rappahannock County (approx. 1.7 miles away); Minding the Gaps (approx. 1.7 miles away); Chester Gap (approx. 1.7 miles away); Hittle's Mill (approx. 3.4 miles away); Piedmont (approx. 4.6 miles away); Indian Old Fields (approx. 4.7 miles away); No Park is an Island (approx. 5 miles away).
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Mosby's Men Monument
Albert G. Willis Marker image. Click for full size.
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2. Albert G. Willis Marker
Flint Hill Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
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3. Flint Hill Baptist Church
Approximately five miles south of marker.
Plaques on the Historic Church image. Click for full size.
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4. Plaques on the Historic Church

Flint Hill
Baptist Church

has been placed on the
National Register
of Historic Places

by the United States
Department of the Interior

Flint Hill
Baptist Church
Erected 1854
has been listed in
The Virginia
Landmarks Register
Albert G. Willis Gravesite image. Click for full size.
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5. Albert G. Willis Gravesite
At the Flint Hill Baptist Church.
Albert G. Willis Headstone image. Click for full size.
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6. Albert G. Willis Headstone
A. G. Willis
Killed Oct. 14, 1864
Co. C. 43 Va. Battalion
Mosby's Command
Credits. This page was last revised on July 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 15, 2010. This page has been viewed 2,658 times since then and 253 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 15, 2010. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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