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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Longwood, Virginia

 
Clickable Map of Clarke County, Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Clarke County, VA (73) Fauquier County, VA (116) Frederick County, VA (184) Loudoun County, VA (308) Warren County, VA (45) Berkeley County, WV (103) Jefferson County, WV (347)  ClarkeCounty(73) Clarke County (73)  FauquierCounty(116) Fauquier County (116)  FrederickCounty(184) Frederick County (184)  LoudounCounty(308) Loudoun County (308)  WarrenCounty(45) Warren County (45)  BerkeleyCountyWest Virginia(103) Berkeley County (103)  JeffersonCounty(347) Jefferson County (347)
Berryville is the county seat for Clarke County
Longwood is in Clarke County
      Clarke County (73)  
ADJACENT TO CLARKE COUNTY
      Fauquier County (116)  
      Frederick County (184)  
      Loudoun County (308)  
      Warren County (45)  
      Berkeley County, West Virginia (103)  
      Jefferson County, West Virginia (347)  
 
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1Virginia (Clarke County), Longwood — T-13 — Appalachian Trail and Bears Den
This 2,100-mile-long hiking path passes through 14 states from Mount Katahdin, Me., to Springer Mountain, Ga., along the ridges of the Appalachian Mountains. Conceived in 1921 by Benton MacKaye, the trail was completed in 1937. It was designated a . . . Map (db m1207) HM
2Virginia (Clarke County), Longwood — Battle of Cool SpringSharp Action at the Shenandoah River — Early's 1864 Attack on Washington —
To draw Union troops from Petersburg to Washington, Confederate Gen. Jubal A. Early attacked the capital’s defenses on July 11, 1864. He then withdrew to the Shenandoah Valley, where he had left Gen. John C. Breckinridge’s division to hold the . . . Map (db m76626) HM
3Virginia (Clarke County), Longwood — Battle of Cool SpringUnion Advance and Confederate Counterattack — Early's 1864 Attack on Washington —
(Preface): In June 1864, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee sent Gen. Jubal A. Early's corps from the Richmond battlefields to the Shenandoah Valley to counter Union Gen. David Hunter's army. After driving Hunter into West Virginia, Early invaded . . . Map (db m133228) HM
4Virginia (Clarke County), Longwood — Z-180 — Clark County / Loudoun County
Clark County. Area 171 Square Miles. Formed in 1836 from Frederick, and added to from Warren. Named for George Rogers Clark, Conqueror of the Northwest. Lord Fairfax and General Daniel Morgan, Revolutionary hero, lived in this . . . Map (db m1394) HM
5Virginia (Clarke County), Longwood — Col. George D. Wells Leads the WayBattle of Cool Spring — Early's 1864 Attack on Washington —
(Preface) In June 1864, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee detached Gen. Jubal A. Early's corps from the Richmond battlefields and dispatched it to the Shenandoah Valley to counter Union Gen. David Hunter's army. After driving Hunter into . . . Map (db m133227) HM
6Virginia (Clarke County), Longwood — Confederate Counterattack and Union RetreatBattle of Cool Spring — Early's 1864 Attack on Washington —
(Preface) In June 1864, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee detached Gen. Jubal A. Early's corps from the Richmond battlefields and dispatched it to the Shenandoah Valley to counter Union Gen. David Hunter's army. After driving Hunter into West . . . Map (db m133274) HM
7Virginia (Clarke County), Longwood — T-10 — Crook and Early
Early, while passing through this gap on his return from his Washington raid, was attacked by Crook’s cavalry, July 16, 1864. Crook destroyed a few wagons, Early captured a cannon.Map (db m1204) HM
8Virginia (Clarke County), Longwood — T-11 — Forerunner of Wireless Telegraphy
From nearby Bear's Den Mountain to the Catoctin Ridge, a distance of fourteen miles, Dr. Mahlon Loomis, dentist, sent the first arial wireless signals, 1866-73, using kites flown by copper wires. Loomis received a patent in 1872 and his company was . . . Map (db m1205) HM
9Virginia (Clarke County), Longwood — 1 — Judge Parker's “Retreat” & the Battle of Cool SpringWelcome to Shenandoah University’s River Campus at the Cool Spring Battlefield
“I do not remember to have been engaged in a more sharp and obstinate affair.” (Confederate veteran in Gen. Robert E. Rodes’ division) During the Civil War era the 195 acres that comprise the River Campus were part of a . . . Map (db m133226) HM
10Virginia (Clarke County), Longwood — Mt. Airy Fight
Mt. Airy Fight Sept. 15, 1864 Mosby * U.S. CavalryMap (db m1838) WM
11Virginia (Clarke County), Longwood — T-17 — The Retreat
One and a half miles north is The Retreat, home to three distinguished generations of the Parker family. Thomas Parker, a general in the War of 1812, constructed this imposing Federal-style house in 1799. Richard Parker, his nephew, was a U.S. . . . Map (db m75497) HM
12Virginia (Clarke County), Longwood — Thoburn’s RescueBattle of Cool Spring — Early’s 1864 Attack on Washington —
We “fired ninety rounds at the enemy… across the river.” —Lt. Jacob H. Lamb, 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery. Across the Shenandoah River from where you stand, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Rodes's division . . . Map (db m133310) HM
 
 
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Jul. 4, 2022