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Historical Markers in Middleburg, Virginia

 
Clickable Map of Loudoun 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 Loudoun County, VA (308) Clarke County, VA (73) Fairfax County, VA (683) Fauquier County, VA (116) Prince William County, VA (643) Frederick County, MD (523) Montgomery County, MD (691) Washington County, MD (858) Jefferson County, WV (347)  LoudounCounty(308) Loudoun County (308)  ClarkeCounty(73) Clarke County (73)  FairfaxCounty(683) Fairfax County (683)  FauquierCounty(116) Fauquier County (116)  PrinceWilliamCounty(643) Prince William County (643)  FrederickCountyMaryland(523) Frederick County (523)  MontgomeryCounty(691) Montgomery County (691)  WashingtonCounty(858) Washington County (858)  JeffersonCountyWest Virginia(347) Jefferson County (347)
Leesburg is the county seat for Loudoun County
Middleburg is in Loudoun County
      Loudoun County (308)  
ADJACENT TO LOUDOUN COUNTY
      Clarke County (73)  
      Fairfax County (683)  
      Fauquier County (116)  
      Prince William County (643)  
      Frederick County, Maryland (523)  
      Montgomery County, Maryland (691)  
      Washington County, Maryland (858)  
      Jefferson County, West Virginia (347)  
 
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1Virginia (Loudoun County), Middleburg — Battle of MiddleburgSearching for Lee — Gettysburg Campaign —
(Preface): After Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's stunning victory at Chancellorsville in May 1863, he led the Army of Northern Virginia west to the Shenandoah Valley,then north through central Maryland and across the Mason-Dixon Line into . . . Map (db m55569) HM
2Virginia (Loudoun County), Middleburg — B-31 — Battle of Middleburg
Here, on 19 June 1863, Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart’s cavalry fought Brig. Gen. David M. Gregg’s Union cavalry division. Screening the march of Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia through the Shenandoah Valley to invade Pennsylvania, Stuart . . . Map (db m1471) HM
3Virginia (Loudoun County), Middleburg — Hibbs Bridge
Built by Uriel Glasscock in 1829 for $3,500, Hibbs Bridge replaced an 1817 wooden structure destroyed by floods in 1822. Integral to commerce along Snickers Gap Turnpike. It was called Beaverdam Bridge until 1857 when Stephen and William Hibbs . . . Map (db m5133) HM
4Virginia (Loudoun County), Middleburg — 4 — Horse Artillery at Mt. DefianceBattle of Middleburg/Mt. Defiance
The artillery piece before you, a replica of a 12-pounder (4.62 inch) Napoleon, sits along a line where two Confederate batteries from Virginia were rapidly put into position facing east toward Middleburg on the early morning of June 19, 1862. . . . Map (db m134768) HM
5Virginia (Loudoun County), Middleburg — Huntland
Huntland 1834 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 2013 Huntland has been registered as a Virginia Historic Landmark pursuant to . . . Map (db m173644) HM
6Virginia (Loudoun County), Middleburg — Lt. Col. Leven Powell1737 - 1810 — Patriot, Soldier, Statesman, Citizen, and the Founder of Middleburg —
Joseph Chinn sold 500 acres, including Chinn's Crossroads, to Leven Powell in 1763 for $2.50 per acre. Powell, a newcomer to Loudoun County, became one of Northern Virginia's leading citizens during the Revolutionary War and early Republic period. . . . Map (db m150687) HM
7Virginia (Loudoun County), Middleburg — MiddleburgScreening Lee’s Army — Prelude to Gettysburg, Mosby's Confederacy —
During the Gettysburg Campaign in June 1863, Middleburg was the scene of major cavalry operations. On June 17, 1863, Gen. J.E.B. Stuart’s small force, charged with screening Gen. Robert E. Lee’s infantry moving north and west of the Blue Ridge . . . Map (db m167752) HM
8Virginia (Loudoun County), Middleburg — Middleburg Baptist ChurchSharon Cemetery’s Notable Confederate Dead
After the Second Battle of Manassas, August 28-30, 1862, the Middleburg Baptist Church (to your right) served as a hospital for wounded Confederate Soldiers. Some of those who died there are buried in Sharon Cemetery, in front of you, the final . . . Map (db m117991) HM
9Virginia (Loudoun County), Middleburg — Mount DefianceThe Battle of Middleburg — Gettysburg Campaign —
(preface) After Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's stunning victory at Chancellorsville in May 1863, he led the Army of Northern Virginia west to the Shenandoah Valley, then north through central Maryland and across the Mason-Dixon Line . . . Map (db m164114) HM
10Virginia (Loudoun County), Middleburg — 1 — Mount DefianceThe Battle of Middleburg — Gettysburg Campaign —
(preface) After Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee’s stunning victory at Chancellorsville in May 1863, he led the Army of Northern Virginia west to the Shenandoah Valley, then north through central Maryland and across the Mason-Dixon Line into . . . Map (db m134765) HM
11Virginia (Loudoun County), Middleburg — 2 — Mt. Defiance, the Turnpike, and MiddleburgBattle of Middleburg/Mt. Defiance
The stone home beside you, built in stages beginning in the mid-18th century, was like many buildings in this section of Virginia—old by 1863 (the oldest part facing the turnpike). It was owned then by the Barton family—Maryland . . . Map (db m134766) HM
12Virginia (Loudoun County), Middleburg — 5 — Phase Two of the Battle: Fighting Along the TurnpikeBattle of Middleburg/Mt. Defiance
In 1863, the Ashby’s Gap Turnpike followed the east-bound lanes of today’s Route 50 that you see before you. Stone walls with two wooden rails on top (“stone fences”) lined both sides of the turnpike here along the crest of Mt. . . . Map (db m134769) HM
13Virginia (Loudoun County), Middleburg — 3 — The Battle Begins: Fighting East and Southeast of Mt. DefianceBattle of Middleburg/Mt. Defiance
On a day that promised “scorching” temperatures, the Union attack in the Battle of Middleburg began about 6:00 a.m. The 4th Pennsylvania Cavalry, supported by the 16th Pennsylvania and 10th New York, led the advance. The Southern pickets . . . Map (db m134767) HM
14Virginia (Loudoun County), Middleburg — 7 — The Battle Concludes: Buford's Flanking Movement & Stuart's WithdrawalBattle of Middleburg/Mt. Defiance
Under pressure to drive the Southern cavalry through Ashby’s Gap and thereby locate General Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia, Union General Alfred Pleasonton had determined to attack on June 19th along two fronts. General David Gregg’s . . . Map (db m134771) HM
15Virginia (Loudoun County), Middleburg — 6 — The Prussian Warrior Heros Von Borcke Goes DownBattle of Middleburg/Mt. Defiance
Johann August Heinrich Heros von Borcke stepped ashore in Charleston, South Carolina on May 24, 1862, having run the Union Navy’s blockade on a rebel blockade runner. He presented an imposing figure—muscular, standing 6’3” and weighing . . . Map (db m134770) HM
16Virginia (Loudoun County), Middleburg — The Red Fox Inn
The Red Fox Inn c. 1728 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m150685) HM
17Virginia (Loudoun County), Middleburg — To The Unknown Dead.
To the unknown dead.Map (db m171709) HM
 
 
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Jul. 3, 2022