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James L. Kemper Residence

 
 
James L. Kemper Residence Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 1, 2008
1. James L. Kemper Residence Marker
Inscription. This Greek Revival-style house was built about 1852 for state senator Thomas N. Welch. In 1868 James Lawson Kemper (1823–1895) purchased it from his mother in law, Mrs. Belfield Cave. Kemper, an attorney, represented Madison County in the House of Delegates (1853–1863), served as speaker (1861– 1863), led a brigade in the Civil War, was wounded in Pickett’s Charge at Gettysburg, and served as governor of Virginia (1874–1878). In 1882 he moved from Madison to Walnut Hills in Orange County.
 
Erected 1991 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number JE-3.)
 
Location. 38° 23.001′ N, 78° 15.25′ W. Marker is in Madison, Virginia, in Madison County. Marker is on North Main Street (Business U.S. 29) south of Blue Ridge Turnpike (Virginia Route 231), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. It is at the Madison County Administration Center and Health Department complex. Marker is at or near this postal address: 414 N Main St, Madison VA 22727, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jackson’s March to Fredericksburg (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cpl. Clinton Greaves (1855-1906)
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By J. J. Prats, June 1, 2008
2. James L. Kemper Residence Marker
The view from Main Street. You must be looking up the driveway to see it from the road. The Kemper Residence is behing the trees.
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Hebron Lutheran Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); Joseph Early Home (approx. 3.7 miles away); Oak Grove Baptist Church (approx. 4.1 miles away); Battle of Jack’s Shop (approx. 5.2 miles away); Blue Ridge Turnpike (approx. 6 miles away); A Camp of Stonewall Jackson’s (approx. 6.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Kemper's Home and Grave
 
Also see . . .  1895 New York Times Obituary of Gen. James L. Kemper. “When the civil war broke out, he took the field as Colonel of the Seventh Virginia Regiment, assuming command after the Battle of Manassas. At the first day’s fight at Seven Pines, May 31, 1862, he was in command of the brigade, which had been successively led by Longstreet, Ewell, and A. P. Hill, and, with it, he took part in the seven days’ fight about Richmond, in the same year. He was also in the battles of South Mountain and Sharpsburg.” (Submitted on June 6, 2008.) 
 
Categories. Notable PersonsPoliticsWar, US Civil
 
James L. Kemper Residence image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 1, 2008
3. James L. Kemper Residence
James L. Kemper Residence Rear View image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 1, 2008
4. James L. Kemper Residence Rear View
James L. Kemper image. Click for full size.
From the Wikipedia Public Domain Collection, circa 1860s
5. James L. Kemper
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 6, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,378 times since then and 92 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 6, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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