Warrenton in Fauquier County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Black Horse Cavalry
Erected 1984 by Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number C-57.)
Location. 38° 43.021′ N, 77° 48.466′ W. Marker is in Warrenton, Virginia, in Fauquier County. Marker is at the intersection of West Shirley Avenue (U.S. 17) and Waterloo Street (Business U.S. 211), on the left when traveling south on West Shirley Avenue. Touch for map. This intersection also includes Frost Avenue (U.S. 211) and Broadview Avenue (U.S. 29 Business). It is in front of Carousel Frozen Treats, the frozen custard stand with the bright pink awning on the southeast corner of the intersection. Marker is at or near this postal address: 346 Waterloo St, Warrenton VA 20186, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Warrenton (here, next to this marker); Warrenton Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Executions in the Yard (approx. 0.7 miles away); John Singleton Mosby (approx. 0.7 miles away); Lafayette’s Stepping Stone (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Warrenton (approx. 0.7 miles away); Norris Tavern / The Warren Green (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Warrenton (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Warrenton.
Also see . . . Black Horse Troop - History. “ ‘I overheard one of the men sitting on the door step of the house describing the charge of the Black Horse Cavalry, part of which, I believe, is Capt. Scott’s Fauquier cavalry. He said they advanced in a wedge form, then opened, disclosing a battery which fired upon his regiment, and that then the cavalry charged upon the regiment, hemming it in on all sides; and, cutting right and left with tremendous blows, each blow powerful enough to take off a man’s head. he said he never wished to see such a charge again’.” (Submitted on September 1, 2012.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 1, 2012, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 491 times since then and 41 times this year. Last updated on January 1, 2014, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 1, 2012, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.