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

Commemorating The Battle Of McDowell

May 8, 1862

 
 
The Battle Of McDowell Monument image. Click for full size.
By Michael Stroud, June 1994
1. The Battle Of McDowell Monument
Inscription.  
Federals in action 4000, killed and wounded 256.
Confederates in action 2500, killed and wounded 498.

Confederate Officers Killed
Captains                     Lieutentants
Samuel Dawson           John K. Goldwire
William L. Furlow           William A. Massey
John McMillan           William H. Turpin
James W. Patterson           James T. Woodward
All of the 12th Georgia Regiment

Colonel S.P. Gibbons...           10th Virginia Regiment
Captain J. Whitmore ...           25th    "        "    
Captain William Long...           52nd    "        "    
Lieutentant Wm.H. Gregory...   23rd    "        "    
            "           Charles E. Dyer... 25th    "        "    
            "           Samuel P. Dye... 37th    "        "    
            "          C.G. Fletcher ... 37th    "        "    
             "          John A. Carson... 52nd    "        "    
 
Erected 1917 by Highland Chapter United Daughters of The Confedercy.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this
The Battle Of McDowell Monument image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 2, 2010
2. The Battle Of McDowell Monument
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topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy series list.
 
Location. 38° 19.804′ N, 79° 28.472′ W. Marker is in McDowell, Virginia, in Highland County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 250, on the left when traveling west. 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. Battle of McDowell (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Battle of McDowell (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named The Battle of McDowell (approx. ¼ mile away); Battle Of McDowell (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of McDowell (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.
 
More about this marker. This monument is also known as the “Confederate Rock.”
 
Also see . . .  Battle of McDowell. National Park Service summary of the battle. (Submitted on December 18, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Additional commentary.
The Battle Of McDowell Monument image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 2, 2010
3. The Battle Of McDowell Monument

1. Colonel, Simeon Beauford Gibbons, 10th Virginia Infantry
The monument shows "S.P. Gibbons" when, in fact, his name was Simeon Beauford Gibbons.
    — Submitted March 4, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia.
 
Commemorating The Battle Of McDowell Marker, the look in 1994 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 1994
4. Commemorating The Battle Of McDowell Marker, the look in 1994
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 17, 2007, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,931 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 17, 2007, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2, 3. submitted on May 5, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   4. submitted on May 5, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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