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Near Charlottesville in Albemarle County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Albemarle Barracks Burial Site

 
 
Albemarle Barracks Burial Site Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Robert H. Moore, II, November 5, 2010
1. Albemarle Barracks Burial Site Marker
Inscription.  "In 1779 4,000 prisoners, British and their German auxiliaries, captured at the Battle of Saratoga in 1777, marched over 600 miles to quarters, called 'The Barracks', situated a half mile north of this site. Traditionally, some of these prisoners who died were buried near this memorial marker, which was placed here by the Albemarle County Historical Society in 1983 to mark the presence of the British and 'Hessian' prisoners during our American War of Independence."
 
Erected 1983 by Albemarle County Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesColonial EraWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1779.
 
Location. 38° 5.458′ N, 78° 31.421′ W. Marker is near Charlottesville, Virginia, in Albemarle County. Marker is on Ivy Farm Road (County Route 1015), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charlottesville VA 22901, 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. Convention Army The Barracks (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Origins of Ivy Creek Natural Area
Albemarle Barracks Burial Site Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Robert H. Moore, II, November 5, 2010
2. Albemarle Barracks Burial Site Marker
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(approx. 1.7 miles away); Legacy of Hugh Carr / The Village of Hydraulic Mills (approx. 1.7 miles away); Six Miles of Trails (approx. 1.7 miles away); "The Albemarle 26" (approx. 1.7 miles away); Old Springs (approx. 1.7 miles away); Rio Hill 1864 Skirmish (approx. 2.8 miles away); Rio Hill (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlottesville.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia entry for "Albemarle Barracks". (Submitted on November 5, 2010, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia.)
 
Albemarle Barracks image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Robert H. Moore, II, November 5, 2010
3. Albemarle Barracks
Encampment of the convention army at Charlottesville, Virginia. Sketch appeared in print in 1789.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 5, 2010, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia. This page has been viewed 4,953 times since then and 112 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 5, 2010, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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May. 28, 2022