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Historical Markers in McDowell, Virginia

Clickable Map of Highland County, Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Highland County, VA (34) Augusta County, VA (68) Bath County, VA (31) Pendleton County, WV (44) Pocahontas County, WV (61)  HighlandCounty(34) Highland County (34)  AugustaCounty(68) Augusta County (68)  BathCounty(31) Bath County (31)  PendletonCountyWest Virginia(44) Pendleton County (44)  PocahontasCounty(61) Pocahontas County (61)
Monterey is the county seat for Highland County
McDowell is in Highland County
      Highland County (34)  
      Augusta County (68)  
      Bath County (31)  
      Pendleton County, West Virginia (44)  
      Pocahontas County, West Virginia (61)  
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1Virginia (Highland County), McDowell — Battle of McDowell
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.Map (db m62929) HM
2Virginia (Highland County), McDowell — Battle of McDowellConfederates Hold the High Ground — 1862 Valley Campaign —
Beyond the ridge you are facing is Sitlington’s Hill. On the afternoon of May 8, 1862, Gen. Edward “Allegheny” Johnson directed two brigades of Confederate infantry to take position on the hill facing the Federals across Bull Pasture . . . Map (db m155083) HM
3Virginia (Highland County), McDowell — Battle Of McDowellThe Heart of the Battlefield
You are standing at the center of the McDowell battlefield. Throughout the afternoon of May 8, 1862, hundreds or Union soldiers advanced doggedly uphill toward your position, loading and firing as they came. On either side of you, Confederate . . . Map (db m165773) HM
4Virginia (Highland County), McDowell — Battle of McDowellWhen Plans Collide
Elements of three Union armies moved through the Shenandoah Valley in the spring of 1862, while a fourth army marched up the Virginia Peninsula toward Richmond. Together, these two wings comprised a pincer movement against the Confederate . . . Map (db m172827) HM
5Virginia (Highland County), McDowell — Battle of McDowell"God blessed our arms with victory at McDowell" — 1862 Valley Campaign —
Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson's unsuccessful attack on Union forces at Kernstown on March 23, 1862, alarmed Federal officials, who assigned additional troops to the Shenandoah Valley to guard against a Confederate assault on . . . Map (db m172829) HM
6Virginia (Highland County), McDowell — Battle Of McDowellThe Guns Of Cemetery Hill — 1862 Valley Campaign —
(preface) Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackon's unsuccessful attack on Union forces at Kernstown on March 23, 1862, alarmed Federal officials, who assigned additional troops to the Shenandoah Valley to guard against a Confederate assault on . . . Map (db m194722) HM
7Virginia (Highland County), McDowell — W-150 — Battle of McDowell
Stonewall Jackson, to prevent a junction of Fremont and Banks, took position on the hills just to the south and beat off the attacks of Fremont’s advance under Milroy, May 8, 1862. Milroy retreated that night.Map (db m4232) HM
8Virginia (Highland County), McDowell — Commemorating The Battle Of McDowellMay 8, 1862
Federals in action 4000, killed and wounded 256. Confederates in action 2500, killed and wounded 498. Confederate Officers Killed Captains                     Lieutentants Samuel Dawson           John K. Goldwire William L. Furlow   . . . Map (db m4283) HM
9Virginia (Highland County), McDowell — W151 — Felix Hull House
This stately brick house was built about 1855 for Felix Hull (ca. 1823-1861) in the Greek Revival style popular in the late antebellum period. During the Civil War, his widow, Eliza Mathews Hull, was living here on 7-8 May 1862 when the house was . . . Map (db m155460) HM
10Virginia (Highland County), McDowell — W-148 — Fort George on the Bullpasture River
Fort George was built in the spring of 1757 by Captain William Preston, acting on orders of Major Andrew Lewis. Local residents assisted in construction of the 80-foot-square log fort located on the land of Wallace Estill. It was never attacked . . . Map (db m30465) HM
11Virginia (Highland County), McDowell — Highway to WarStaunton and Parkersburg Turnpike
During the Civil War, Virginia's roads were of vital importance to both Union and Confederate armies for the transport of soldiers, artillery, supply wagons, and livestock herds to feed the troops. The roads ranged from narrow dirt paths to wide, . . . Map (db m172828) HM
12Virginia (Highland County), McDowell — McDowell VA - May 8, 1862
In this area are buried Confederate and Union soldiers who died at McDowell VA - May 8, 1862Map (db m43655) HM
13Virginia (Highland County), McDowell — The Battle of McDowellUnion Troops Attack Jackson
Major General Edward Johnson commanded the Confederates on the crest overlooking the town of McDowell. Johnson spread his line along the hilltop, anchoring his right flank on the knoll to your right. Stonewall Jackson remained in the valley below, . . . Map (db m16685) HM
14Virginia (Highland County), McDowell — The Battle of McDowellHeart of the Battlefield — Elevation – 2,815 Feet —
The Confederate 12th Georgia Infantry Regiment held this exposed crest overlooking McDowell. Milroy’s Union troops assaulted this hilltop from two directions – on the left and the right. The Confederates held their ground against repeated . . . Map (db m16689) HM
15Virginia (Highland County), McDowell — The Battle of McDowellMcDowell Battlefield Trail
"God blessed our arms with victory at McDowell yesterday…" Major General's Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson to his Wife Anna.
The McDowell Battlefield Trail is a 1.5-mile hike that will take you to the . . . Map (db m62903) HM
16Virginia (Highland County), McDowell — The Battle of McDowellMay 8, 1862
In the spring of 1862 Confederate fortunes seemed to have gone from bad to worse. Union forces had won several key battles in the West, while the U.S. Navy was establishing its coastal blockade and Major General George B. McClellan’s Army of the . . . Map (db m165817) HM
17Virginia (Highland County), McDowell — The Battle of McDowellJackson's Valley Campaign
You are standing on one of the pivotal battlefields of the Shenandoah Valley campaign. Here, on May 8, 1862, Confederate Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson and his 6,000 men defeated Union Gens. Robert C. Schenck's and Robert H. Milroy's . . . Map (db m172816) HM
18Virginia (Highland County), McDowell — The Battle of McDowellConfederates Climb Sitlington's Hill
“… [The 31st Virginia] came close to the 3rd and saluted them, and called them by name, and proceeded with the slaughter.” Andrew Price, 3rd Virginia Most of Stonewall Jackson’s Confederates climbed Sitlington’s Hill through a ravine off to . . . Map (db m194639) HM
19Virginia (Highland County), McDowell — Village of McDowellBattle of McDowell — 1862 Valley Campaign —
Union troops camped in the fields south of here between April 17, 1862, and the Battle of McDowell on May 8. They deployed artillery, including “two twelve pounders [that] were planted on the plateau in the read of [the church] so as to cover . . . Map (db m155462) HM
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Jun. 30, 2022