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Berryville in Clarke County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Battle of Berryville

 
 
Battle of Berryville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 15, 2007
1. Battle of Berryville Marker
Inscription.
Battle of
Berryville
Sept. 3, 1864
Early & Sheridan
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Erected by J.E.B. Stuart Chapter of the Confederate Veterans.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans marker series.
 
Location. 39° 9.665′ N, 77° 59.795′ W. Marker is in Berryville, Virginia, in Clarke County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street (Business Virginia Route 7) and Westwood Road (Virginia Route 636), on the right when traveling east on West Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Berryville VA 22611, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Battle of Berryville (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Harry F. Byrd Sr. (approx. mile away); Berryville (approx. 0.6 miles away); James Ireland (approx. 0.9 miles away); Clarke County Courthouse (approx. 1.1 miles away); Traveler Was Tethered on This Spot (approx. 1.1 miles away); Benjamin Berry (approx. 1.1 miles away); Buck Marsh Baptist Church (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Berryville.
 
More about this marker.
Location of the Marker Along Main Street image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 15, 2007
2. Location of the Marker Along Main Street
The Federal lines extended in the background behind the marker.
This is one in a series of granite markers placed by the J.E.B. Stuart Chapter of the Confederate Veterans sometime in the 1890s to commemorate significant Civil War actions around Clarke County.
 
Also see . . .  Clarke County Historical Association Proceedings, Vol. XV. (PDF) The introduction provides details about the placement of the marker and others in the series. The fight is detailed in pages 60-61. (Submitted on July 22, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Kershaw's Attack image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 15, 2007
3. Kershaw's Attack
Kershaw's Division advanced across the grounds of what is today the Clarke County High School, on the far right, to attack the Federal lines.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 19, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,480 times since then and 53 times this year. Last updated on September 11, 2015, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 19, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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