Near West Augusta in Highland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
“… tolerable well fortified”
My Dear Penelope
Wee are now tolerable well fortified; got 12 pieces of cannon and places all fixed for the men to shoot from; that is, fortifications for cannon with openings to shoot through so the men can man the cannon and not be exposed to the enemy while doing it. Wee also have ditches for our infantry to get in so the enemy can’t use their long ranged guns to any advantage over our short ranged guns, for they cant hurt us untill they get as close as wee want them. Give my love to all.
I am yours,
Erected by U.S. Forest Service.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable Events • Notable Places • War, US Civil.
Location. 38° 18.79′ N, 79° 23.05′ W. Marker is near West Augusta, Virginia, in Highland County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 250. Part of the “Confederate Breastworks Trail” at Fort Edward Johnson. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Augusta VA 24485, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Healing the Wounds (within shouting distance of “Wee are faring badly…” (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); “It was cold business…” (about 500 feet away); Fort Edward Johnson (about 500 feet away); Welcome to Fort Johnson (about 500 feet away); “We had a hardscrabble up…” (about 600 feet away); “Wee are now looking out for a fight…” (about 600 feet away); Confederate Breastworks Interpretive Trail (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Augusta.
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 6, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,017 times since then and 19 times this year. Last updated on July 26, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos: 1. submitted on May 5, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 2. submitted on May 8, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.