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Near Quicksburg in Shenandoah County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Action at Mill Creek

 
 
Action at Mill Creek Marker A-71 image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, May 22, 2011
1. Action at Mill Creek Marker A-71
Inscription. During the Civil War, Union Maj. Gen. Philip H. Sheridan began “The Burning” of mills and barns in the Shenandoah Valley on 6 Oct. 1864, after defeating Confederate Lt. Gen. Jubal A. Early at the Battle of Fisher's Hill. After passing through Forestville, Brig. Gen. George A. Custer's Vermont Cavalry formed the rear guard across Mill Creek here. Confederate Brig. Gen. Thomas L. Rosser flanked the position. The 11th and 12th Virginia Cavalry charged and the Federals withdrew, losing 50 men as well as wagons, cattle and sheep. Local resident Confederate Capt. Hugh R.T. Koontz, was killed and was buried in Mt. Jackson.
 
Erected 2010 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number A-71.)
 
Location. 38° 46.074′ N, 78° 44.694′ W. Marker is near Quicksburg, Virginia, in Shenandoah County. Marker is at the intersection of Senedo Road (Virginia Route 42) and Orkney Grade Road (Virginia Route 263), on the left when traveling north on Senedo Road. Touch for map. About 150 yards south of the intersection of Senedo Road and Orkney Grade Road. Marker is in this post office area: Quicksburg VA 22847, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies
Action at Mill Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, May 22, 2011
2. Action at Mill Creek Marker
Photo taken looking south on Route 42. At the bottom of photo on the road, can be seen the markings to tell workers where to locate the marker.
. Andrew Zirkle Mill (approx. 3.9 miles away); Union Church - Circa 1825 (approx. 5.7 miles away); Meem's Bottom Covered Bridge (approx. 5.8 miles away); The Confederate Hospital (approx. 6 miles away); McNeill’s Last Charge (approx. 6 miles away); To All Confederates (approx. 6 miles away); Our Soldiers’ Cemetery (approx. 6 miles away); a different marker also named The Confederate Hospital (approx. 6.1 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Marker is dated 2010, but was only dedicated on April 30, 2011.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Action at Mill Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, May 22, 2011
3. Action at Mill Creek Marker
Photo taken looking north on Route 42. Route 263 (east-west) is in the background and Mill Creek runs along Route 263 as you cross the bridge before the intersection.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 22, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,061 times since then and 122 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 22, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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