Dover in Loudoun County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 1998 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number B-32.)
Location. 38° 58.522′ N, 77° 40.032′ W. Marker is in Dover, Virginia, in Loudoun County. Marker is on John Mosby Highway (U.S. 50) near Champe Ford Road (Route 632), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Middleburg VA 20117, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Revolutionary War Hero (here, next to this marker); Stuart and Bayard (here, next to this marker); Cavalry Battles Sergeant Major John Champe (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battle of Aldie (approx. 0.7 miles away); Snickersville Turnpike (approx. one mile away); First Mass. Cavalry (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Aldie (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dover.
More about this marker. A marker with this same title and number was erected in the late 1920s or early 1930s on U.S. 50 at the Middleburg town line. It was listed as missing in Margaret Peters’ 1985 edition of A Guidebook to Virginia’s Historical Markers. The text read “Here Stuart, screening Lee’s movement into Pennsylvania, was surprised by Duffie of Hooker’s cavalry and driven out of Middleburg, June 17, 1863. That night Stuart returned and drove Duffie out.” —Ed.
Also see . . . Report of the Battle of Aldie. (Link to PDF) A more detailed account and a map of the June 17 action at Middleburg starts on page 6. (Submitted on June 30, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 27, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,531 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 27, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 3. submitted on June 30, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.