Fort Defiance in Augusta County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Augusta Military Academy
Erected 1999 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number A-100.)
Location. 38° 14.175′ N, 78° 58.56′ W. Marker is in Fort Defiance, Virginia, in Augusta County. Marker is on Lee Highway (U.S. 11) south of Fort Defiance Road (County Route 616), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1640 Lee Hwy, Fort Defiance VA 24437, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow The Rev. John Craig (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Augusta Stone Church (about 800 feet away); a different marker also named Augusta Stone Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Willow Spout (approx. ¼ mile away); Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church (approx. 2.9 miles away); Grandma Moses in Augusta County (approx. 4 miles away); Piedmont Battlefield (approx. 4½ miles away); Battle of Piedmont (approx. 4½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Defiance.
Also see . . . The Roller School. “A loving history of Augusta Military Academy” compiled by Bob Bradford. “Those who remember Charles Roller, Jr. recall his boundless energy. Not only did he run the school and teach chemistry and college algebra, he ran the farms that supported the school. His personal touch was everywhere. Bouncing along in his 1936 Dodge, ‘The Grey Ghost,’ horn beeping impatiently, he would leave written instructions for his farm manager, and notes for faculty members and staff. If a boy broke a window, he had to write a note to Colonel Roller to have the window repaired. And the colonel, and later the general, would answer these notes on his midnight visits to barracks. Then, he would (Submitted on September 28, 2008.)
I was very surprised to see again photos of the academy. After all these years it brings me back memories of the time I spent there, when I was 15 years old in the course of year 1960. Thank you for the memories.
—Benjamin Flores, Class of 1960.
— Submitted May 31, 2010, by Benjamin Flores of Miami,florida.
Although at the time, military discipline was harsh and strict, it helped mold my character and if not for the Viet Nam War, I would have chosen to make my career within the U.S. Armed Forces.
From my arrival at AMA's campus on September 1959 through June 1962, my experience was
I went back for a visit, ignoring it had closed down but will visit on my next trip to the East Coast.
— Submitted July 31, 2011, by Julio F.Diaz Milian of Merliot Santa Tecla, El Salvador.
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