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Berryville in Clarke County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Castleman’s Ferry Fight

 
 
Castleman's Ferry Fight Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 18, 2007
1. Castleman's Ferry Fight Marker
Inscription. Three miles North in July 1864, General Jubal Early’s army, returning from his raid on Washington, was attacked by Federal units which forced a passage of the river. On July 18, Colonel Joseph Thoburn led his troops against the Confederates but was driven back across the river. Rutherford B. Hayes, 19th President of the United States, commanded a Federal brigade in the action.
 
Erected 1968 by Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number T–9.)
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 39° 7.587′ N, 77° 53.815′ W. Marker was in Berryville, Virginia, in Clarke County. Marker was at the intersection of Harry Byrd Highway (Virginia Route 7) and North Hill Lane, on the right when traveling east on Harry Byrd Highway. Touch for map. Marker is just west of the Smalley Bridge. Marker was in this post office area: Berryville VA 22611, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Cool Spring (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Retreat (approx. half a mile away); Colonial Highway (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Cool Spring
Castleman's Ferry Fight Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 18, 2007
2. Castleman's Ferry Fight Marker
(approx. 1.6 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Cool Spring (approx. 1.6 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Cool Spring (approx. 1.7 miles away); Appalachian Trail and Bears Den (approx. 2.5 miles away); Wickliffe Church (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Berryville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Cool Spring. This marker describes the same battle as the Civil War Trails marker across the highway. (Submitted on June 19, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Cool Spring (Castleman's Ferry) Battle Summary. (Submitted on June 20, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Marker Removed image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, January 10, 2009
3. Marker Removed
The marker was removed in 2008, probably due to damage.
Confederate Positions image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 18, 2007
4. Confederate Positions
According to The Official Virginia Civil War Battlefield Guide by John S. Salmon, the Confederate forces were concealed from Federal forces by the rolling terrain West of the river. This pasture ground near the Holy Cross Abby is typical of the surrounding terrain.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 19, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,438 times since then and 75 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 19, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on May 4, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on June 19, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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