Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Aldie in Loudoun County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Mt. Zion Old School Baptist Church

Historic Site in Journalism

 
 
Mt. Zion Old School Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 12, 2017
1. Mt. Zion Old School Baptist Church Marker
Inscription. In the graveyard adjoining this church, on June 23, 1863, Harpers Illustrated Weekly's Alfred R. Waud, one of the Civil War's most renowned artists, dug the grave for the burial of his friend Lynde Walter Buckingham, the chief cavalry correspondent for the New York Herald.

Buckingham had spent the day of June 21 covering what would become one of the largest cavalry battles in U.S. history, in and around the villages of Aldie, Middleburg and Upperville. At the front with Union General Judson Kilpatrick throughout the June 21 fight, Buckingham was on his way to Washington with his account of the fighting when Confederate Partisan fighters under Major John Singleton Mosby's command overtook him and caused his horse to dash down a steep hill and throw its rider powerfully to the ground. Buckingham later died of injuries to his skull in a makeshift Union Army Hospital with this church.

After burying his friend, Waud rode on Gettysburg, where on July 2 and 3 he sketched scenes of the fighting there that continue to shape Americans' views of that epic battle. A Couple of days after Buckingham's burial, Union Captain Webster, an old friend came to Mt. Zion with a escort ambulance to disinter the body and send the remains to Buckingham's family.

The Society of Professional Journalists hereby designates Mr. Zion
Mt. Zion Old School Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 12, 2017
2. Mt. Zion Old School Baptist Church Marker
Old School Baptist Church and Graveyard a Historic Site in Journalism. For as long as they exist, they will recall the devotion to duty and fellow man that embody the best qualities of America's war correspondents.

Marked this 14th day of June, 2013.

 
Erected 2013 by The Society of Professional Journalists.
 
Location. 38° 57.834′ N, 77° 36.587′ W. Marker is in Aldie, Virginia, in Loudoun County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Lee Jackson Memorial Highway (U.S. 50) and Watson Road (Virginia Route 860), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. At the gate of the Cemetery behind Mt. Zion Church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 40319 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Aldie VA 20105, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mt. Zion Church (a few steps from this marker); Mt. Zion Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Mt. Zion Historic Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Elders of the Mount Zion Old School Baptist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); The Mosby-Forbes Engagement July 6, 1864
Mt. Zion Old School Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 12, 2017
3. Mt. Zion Old School Baptist Church Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Fog of War (within shouting distance of this marker); Mother of Stonewall Jackson (approx. one mile away); President Monroe’s Home (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Aldie.
 
Also see . . .  In Aldie, monument to Civil War journalist outrages a modern war correspondent. By Tom Jackman, The Washington Post, August 11, 2014 (Submitted on June 13, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.CommunicationsWar, US Civil
 
Mt. Zion Old School Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 12, 2017
4. Mt. Zion Old School Baptist Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 19, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 13, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 67 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 13, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
Paid Advertisement