Near Mount Solon in Augusta County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 2001 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number D-40.)
Location. 38° 21.479′ N, 79° 1.759′ W. Marker is near Mount Solon, Virginia, in Augusta County. Marker is at the intersection of Iron Works Road (County Route 809) and Virginia Route 42, on the right on Iron Works Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mount Solon VA 22843, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 Rockingham County / Augusta County (approx. ¾ mile away); Bridgewater College (approx. 3 miles away); Bridgewater (approx. 3.1 miles away); a different marker also named Bridgewater (approx. 3.1 miles away); The Alexander Mack Memorial Library (approx. 3½ miles away); Famous Travelers Along the Turnpike (approx. 4.3 miles away); Sheridan's Last Raid (approx. 4.8 miles away); a different marker also named Bridgewater College (approx. 5 miles away).
1. Mossy Creek Iron Works in the Civil War
This site marked the final spot of devastation by the 3rd Cavalry Division in Augusta County during the "Burning" of September-October 1864. Henry Forrer, also known for his iron works in Page County, ran this iron works site at the time of the war.
Here, Union troopers set to work destroying Forrer's barn and some of the buildings of the iron works. Damage was minimal, and curiously, the damage done to Forrer's works in Page County was also light, none of the furnaces being recorded as having been destroyed.
— Submitted March 17, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia.
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