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Near Quicksburg in Shenandoah County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Action at Mill Creek

 
 
Action at Mill Creek Marker A-71 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Forest McDermott, May 22, 2011
1. Action at Mill Creek Marker A-71
Inscription.  During the Civil War, Union Maj. Gen. Philip H. Sheridan began “The Burning” of mills and barns in the Shenandoah Valley on 6 Oct. 1864, after defeating Confederate Lt. Gen. Jubal A. Early at the Battle of Fisher's Hill. After passing through Forestville, Brig. Gen. George A. Custer's Vermont Cavalry formed the rear guard across Mill Creek here. Confederate Brig. Gen. Thomas L. Rosser flanked the position. The 11th and 12th Virginia Cavalry charged and the Federals withdrew, losing 50 men as well as wagons, cattle and sheep. Local resident Confederate Capt. Hugh R.T. Koontz, was killed and was buried in Mt. Jackson.
 
Erected 2010 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number A-71.)
 
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 year for this entry is 1864.
 
Location. 38° 46.074′ N, 78° 44.694′ W. Marker is near Quicksburg, Virginia, in Shenandoah County. Marker is at the intersection of
Action at Mill Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Forest McDermott, May 22, 2011
2. Action at Mill Creek Marker
Photo taken looking south on Route 42. At the bottom of photo on the road, can be seen the markings to tell workers where to locate the marker.
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Senedo Road (Virginia Route 42) and Orkney Grade Road (Virginia Route 263), on the left when traveling north on Senedo Road. About 150 yards south of the intersection of Senedo Road and Orkney Grade Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Quicksburg VA 22847, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Andrew Zirkle Mill (approx. 3.9 miles away); 5923 Gospel Street (approx. 5.7 miles away); 156 Orkney Drive (approx. 5.7 miles away); 5907 Gospel Street (approx. 5.7 miles away); Mt. Jackson United Methodist Church (approx. 5.7 miles away); 5855 Gospel Street (approx. 5.7 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.7 miles away); Ashby District Honor Roll (approx. 5.7 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Marker is dated 2010, but was only dedicated on April 30, 2011.
 
Action at Mill Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Forest McDermott, May 22, 2011
3. Action at Mill Creek Marker
Photo taken looking north on Route 42. Route 263 (east-west) is in the background and Mill Creek runs along Route 263 as you cross the bridge before the intersection.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 22, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,405 times since then and 85 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 22, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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Oct. 7, 2022