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Marion in Smyth County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Battle of Marion

 
 
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By Craig Swain, September 5, 2010
1. Battle of Marion Marker
Inscription. Here, on December 17-18, 1864, General Stoneman, raiding to Saltville, fought an engagement with John C. Breckinridge, Confederate commander in southwest Virginia.
 
Erected 1927 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number K-26.)
 
Location. 36° 50.906′ N, 81° 29.379′ W. Marker is in Marion, Virginia, in Smyth County. Marker is on North Main Street (U.S. 11), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marion VA 24354, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Engagement at Marion (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sherwood Anderson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Royal Oak Presbyterian Church (approx. half a mile away); Site of Colonial Home (approx. mile away); Col. Arthur Campbell (approx. mile away); Col. William Elisha Peters (approx. 1.6 miles away); State Fish Hatchery (approx. 1.9 miles away); Confederate Memorial (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marion.
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Marion. Article providing background and details about the battle. (Submitted on September 22, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Battle of Marion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 5, 2010
2. Battle of Marion Marker
Confederate Withdrawal image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 5, 2010
3. Confederate Withdrawal
Much of the fighting in the battle occurred close to the Interstate-81 by-pass. Short on ammunition, on the night if December 18, 1864, Breckinridge fell back to Mount Airy, Virginia, initially following the course presently used by Main Street and US Highway 11.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 22, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 883 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 22, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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