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McDowell in Highland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Battle of McDowell

 
 
Battle of McDowell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Stroud, circa June 1994
1. Battle of McDowell Marker
Inscription.  Stonewall Jackson, to prevent a junction of Fremont and Banks, took position on the hills just to the south and beat off the attacks of Fremont’s advance under Milroy, May 8, 1862. Milroy retreated that night.
 
Erected 1928 by Conservation and Development Commission. (Marker Number W-150.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is May 8, 1900.
 
Location. 38° 19.803′ N, 79° 28.451′ W. Marker is in McDowell, Virginia, in Highland County. Marker is on U.S. 250, on the left when traveling west. 1.1 mile East of McDowell. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mc Dowell VA 24458, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Commemorating The Battle Of McDowell (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Battle of McDowell (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named The Battle of McDowell (approx. 0.3 miles away); Battle Of McDowell (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of McDowell
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By J. J. Prats, May 2, 2010
2. Battle of McDowell Marker
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(approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of McDowell (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named The Battle of McDowell (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of McDowell (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in McDowell.
 
Also see . . .  Battle of McDowell. National Park Service summary of the battle. (Submitted on December 17, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
McDowell Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, October 14, 2017
3. McDowell Battlefield
The Confederate line stretched across this ridge on top of Sitlington's Hill during the Battle of McDowell.
McDowell Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, October 14, 2017
4. McDowell Battlefield
Union soldiers crossed this area as they began their attack on the Confederate position located in the distance on Sitlington's Hill.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 16, 2007, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,910 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 16, 2007, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2. submitted on May 5, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   3, 4. submitted on January 29, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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