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McDowell in Highland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Battle of McDowell

 
 
Battle of McDowell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Stroud, June 1994
1. Battle of McDowell Marker
Inscription. May 8, 1862, one mile southeast, Jackson and Edward Johnson, C.S.A. defeated Milroy and Schenck, U.S.A. This church served both Blue and Gray as a hospital.
 
Erected 1926 by United Daughters of The Confederacy.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Battlefield Markers Association, the Battlefield Trails - Civil War, and the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. 38° 19.912′ N, 79° 29.306′ W. Marker is in McDowell, Virginia, in Highland County. Marker is at the intersection of Highland Turnpike (U.S. 250) and Route 678, on the left when traveling west on Highland Turnpike. Touch for map. Marker is on a grass covered traffic island at the intersection in front of the Presbyterian Church. Marker is in this post office area: Mc Dowell VA 24458, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. McDowell VA - May 8, 1862 (within shouting distance of this marker); Village of McDowell (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Battle of McDowell (approx. 0.7 miles away); Commemorating The Battle Of McDowell (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of McDowell
Battle of McDowell Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 2, 2010
2. Battle of McDowell Marker
(approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of McDowell (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of McDowell (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of McDowell (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in McDowell.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. The Battle of McDowell, May 8, 1862 , virtual Tour by Markers.
 
Also see . . .  Battle of McDowell. National Park Service summary of the battle. (Submitted on December 18, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.War, US Civil
 
Battlefield Markers Association, Western Division (1929) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 29, 2006
3. Battlefield Markers Association, Western Division (1929)
Confederate Rock image. Click for full size.
By Michael Stroud, June 1994
4. Confederate Rock
Battle of McDowell image. Click for full size.
By Michael Stroud, June 1994
5. Battle of McDowell
The Hills of action
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 17, 2007, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,760 times since then and 55 times this year. Last updated on January 30, 2013, by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Photos:   1. submitted on December 17, 2007, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2. submitted on May 5, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   3. submitted on December 9, 2008, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   4, 5. submitted on December 17, 2007, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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