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Near Middletown in Frederick County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Tomb Of An Unknown Soldier

 
 
Tomb of an Unknown Soldier image. Click for full size.
By Roger Dean Meyer, June 3, 2006
1. Tomb of an Unknown Soldier
Inscription. On the highest mountain top to the southeast is the grave of an unknown soldier. The mountain top was used as a signal station by both armies, 1861-1865.
 
Erected 1927 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number A-17.)
 
Location. 39° 0.936′ N, 78° 17.961′ W. Marker is near Middletown, Virginia, in Frederick County. Marker is on Valley Pike (U.S. 11) 0.2 miles north of Water Plant Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Middletown VA 22645, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ramseur Monument ( about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Battle of Cedar Creek ( about 700 feet away); Union Camps ( about 700 feet away); Battlefield Center ( about 800 feet away); a different marker also named Battle of Cedar Creek ( about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Middletown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Cedar Creek. Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation. (Submitted on November 6, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Lee Ranger District Trails. Signal Knob can be accessed along one of the hiking trails in George Washington
Marker along the Valley Pike image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 29, 2007
2. Marker along the Valley Pike
In the background is Massanutten Mountain.
National Forrest. (Submitted on November 6, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesMilitaryWar, US Civil
 
Massanutten Mountain image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 29, 2007
3. Massanutten Mountain
Near the location of a modern day radio tower was the site of the wartime signal station.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 6, 2006, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 2,069 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 6, 2006, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.   2, 3. submitted on September 30, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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