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Aldie, Virginia Historical Markers

 
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By Craig Swain, February 4, 2007
Merchant Mill Building
Virginia (Loudoun County), Aldie — Aldie Mill
In the 1800s and early 1900s Aldie Mill reverberated with the rhythmic sounds of waterwheels, millstones, and farmers chatting with the miller about the weather and their crops. Charles Fenton Mercer located the grist mill here to capitalize on . . . — Map (db m1486) HM
Virginia (Loudoun County), Aldie — America's Oldest Agriculture College
A mile north of here, on Oatlands Road, stands the stone and stucco building, erected in 1854 as Loudoun and Mechanical Institute. Its three founders were prominent County agrarian scientists. Unfortunately, America's first agricultural college, . . . — Map (db m18362) HM
Virginia (Loudoun County), Aldie — Battle of Aldie17 June 1863
(East Side of Marker) Facing the Confederate Position. On the afternoon of June 17, 1863, cavalry from the Army of the Potomac under General Alfred Pleasonton and the Army of Northern Virginia under General JEB Stuart battled each . . . — Map (db m1547) HM
Virginia (Loudoun County), Aldie — Battle of AldieThe Fight Begins — 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 m3742) HM
Virginia (Loudoun County), Aldie — Battle of AldieCavalry Clash amid the Haystacks — 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 m101256) HM
Virginia (Loudoun County), Aldie — Elders of the Mount Zion Old School Baptist Church
Beginning in the 1830s, disagreement over doctrine caused a split in the Baptist faith. Some Baptists wished to retain the teachings of the “old school,” favoring a more strict interpretation of the Bible. Disputes arose over the . . . — Map (db m104405) HM
Virginia (Loudoun County), Aldie — T-24 — Fair Oaks
Fair Oaks, built ca. 1881 as the home of Alexander Moore, is a vernacular interpretation of the Italianate architectural style. From 1835 to 1971, six generations of the Moore family owned and operated nearby Aldie Mill, constructed by . . . — Map (db m108163) HM
Virginia (Loudoun County), Aldie — First Mass. Cavalry
First Mass. Cavalry 3rd Brigade 2nd Cavalry Division June 17, 1863 Erected By The First Mass Cavalry Association 1889 Killed and Died of Wounds Sergt. C.C. Schwarz Co. A, Pvt. A. Ammann Co. A, Pvt. M.F. Daniels Co. A, . . . — Map (db m104322) WM
Virginia (Loudoun County), Aldie — Lee Moves North AgainScreening Lee's Infantry — 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 m3750) HM
Virginia (Loudoun County), Aldie — Z-281 — Loudoun County / Prince William County
LOUDOUN COUNTY, area 519 square miles. Formed in 1757 from Fairfax and named for Lord Loudoun, titular governor of Virginia and head of the British forces in America, 1756-1758. Oak Hill, President James Monroe's home, is in this County. PRINCE . . . — Map (db m64583) HM
Virginia (Loudoun County), Aldie — B-28 — Mercer’s Home
Aldie was the home of Charles Fenton Mercer (born 1778, died 1858), liberal statesman. Mercer was a congressman (1817-1839) and a member of the Virginia constitutional convention of 1829-30, in which he advocated manhood suffrage. His attempt in . . . — Map (db m1464) HM
Virginia (Loudoun County), Aldie — F-15 — Mother of Stonewall Jackson
In this vicinity (and according to tradition two miles east at peach orchard) was born Julia Beckwith Neale, mother of Stonewall Jackson, February 29, 1798. She married Jonathan Jackson in 1818 and died, October 1831. — Map (db m1428) HM
Virginia (Loudoun County), Aldie — Mt. Zion Cemetery
The first burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery took place in 1852, one year after the church was constructed. It is the grave of Thomas H.A. Lynn, who died June 11, 1852. The stone was erected sometime after 1855. There are over 300 graves in the . . . — Map (db m104320) HM
Virginia (Loudoun County), Aldie — Mt. Zion Church
Mt. Zion Old School Baptist Church was founded in 1851. Just west of the church is a graveyard containing many 19th century grave markers. On July 6, 1864 nearby, Mosby's Rangers attacked and routed 150 Union cavalrymen. Over 100 Union soldiers were . . . — Map (db m55727) HM
Virginia (Loudoun County), Aldie — Mt. Zion Historic Park
Welcome to Mt. Zion Historic Park, a property of the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority. Built in 1851, this Old School Baptist Church was a place of worship, and also a critical site during the Civil War because of its location at the . . . — Map (db m104559) HM
Virginia (Loudoun County), Aldie — Mt. Zion Old School Baptist ChurchHistoric Site in Journalism
In the graveyard adjoining this church, on June 23, 1863, Harpers Illustrated Weekly's Alfred R. Waud, one of the Civil War's most renowned artists, dug the grave for the burial of his friend Lynde Walter Buckingham, the chief cavalry correspondent . . . — Map (db m104319) HM
Virginia (Loudoun County), Aldie — F-4 — President Monroe’s Home
The house to the North is Oak Hill. Designed by Thomas Jefferson for James Monroe, it was built about 1823. Monroe lived there for some years. — Map (db m1452) HM
Virginia (Loudoun County), Aldie — Sergeant Major John Champe
Here was the home of Sergeant Major John Champe, Continental Army, who risked the inglorious death of a spy for the independence of his country. — Map (db m737) HM
Virginia (Loudoun County), Aldie — Snickersville Turnpike
Originally an Iroquois hunting trail, it became by 1786 the first recorded operating turnpike in America, praised by Thomas Jefferson. In 1810 the Virginia Assembly chartered the Snickers Gap Turnpike Company, authorizing three toll gates between . . . — Map (db m62422) HM
Virginia (Loudoun County), Aldie — The Aldie Mill
The Aldie Mill A working Gristmill – 1796 – 1971 Charles Fenton Mercer – Owner Statesman – Educator Mt. Vernon-Ketoctin Chapters NSDAR Dedicated – October 8, 1971 — Map (db m109850) HM
Virginia (Loudoun County), Aldie — The Fog of WarThe Mosby / Forbes Chase of July 4 to July 6, 1864 — American Civil War 1861 - 1865
❶ Evening, July 4, 1864: Union Col. Charles Lowell sends Major William Forbes from Fairfax with 157 horse soldiers of the 2nd Massachusetts and 13th New York Cavalry (detachments) on patrol between Aldie and Leesburg to report any . . . — Map (db m104378) HM
Virginia (Loudoun County), Aldie — The Mosby-Forbes Engagement July 6, 1864 — American Civil War 1861 - 1865
The Battle of Mt. Zion Church began just east of here in the late afternoon hours of July 6, 1864, as Confederate Lieutenant Colonel John Singleton Mosby's artillery struck Union cavalry under Major William Hathaway Forbes. Amid a rousing . . . — Map (db m104380) HM

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