Charlottesville, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Gen. Alexander Archer Vandegrift
Erected 2000 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number Q-25.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
Location. 38° 1.929′ N, 78° 28.683′ W. Marker is in Charlottesville, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of East High Street and 4th Street NE, on the right when traveling east on East High Street. Touch for map. Marker is at the edge of Jackson Park next to the old courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Charlottesville VA 22902, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas Jonathan Jackson Sculpture (within shouting distance Paul Goodloe McIntire (within shouting distance of this marker); Albemarle Confederate Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jack Jouett’s Ride (about 300 feet away); Historic Courthouse Square (about 300 feet away); Monticello (about 300 feet away); Site of Old Swan Tavern (about 400 feet away); Watering Fountains (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlottesville.
Also see . . . Alexander A. Vandegrift, General, United States Marine Corps. “General Vandegrift was detached to the First Marine Division in November 1941 shortly before the outbreak of World War II. He was promoted to major general in March 1942, and in May sailed for the South Pacific area as Commanding general of the first Marine division to ever leave the shores of the United States. On August 7, 1942, in the Solomon Islands, he led ashore the First Marine Division, Reinforced, in the first large-scale offensive action against the Japanese.” (Submitted on May 2, 2009.)
Categories. • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 2, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,568 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 2, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. 3. submitted on July 22, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.