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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1Z78_capt-andrew-maples-jr-tuskegee-airman_Orange-VA.html
Andrew Maples grew up in Orange and completed the Civilian Pilot Training Program at Hampton Institute in 1941. He graduated from the Advanced Flying School at the Tuskegee Army Air Field on 14 Jan. 1943, was commissioned a second lieutenant in th…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/tmp-b8da3_kempers-grave_Orange-VA.html
A mile south is the grave of James Lawson Kemper, who led his brigade of Virginia troops in Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg, July 3, 1863, and fell desperately wounded, he became a Major-General in 1864. Kemper was governor of Virginia, 1874-1878.
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1YF8_civil-war-gilmore-farm-trail_Montpelier-Station-VA.html
Roundtrip: One mile of level woodland trails An easy walk through a Confederate winter camp to the Gilmore Farm, home of freed Montpelier slave, George Gilmore and his wife, Polly. Montpelier During the War After Dolley Madison sold Montpelie…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1YCD_confederate-encampment_Montpelier-Station-VA.html
Modern re-enactors from the 3rd Regiment of the Army of Northern Virginia constructed these huts. Like the South Carolina Brigade before them, the re-enactors cut these logs from the surrounding woods. The trees around you are about the same age a…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1YCC_gilmore-family-cemetery_Montpelier-Station-VA.html
George and Polly Gilmore's Graves This area contains several graves of the Gilmore family. Most prominent among these are the graves of George and Polly Gilmore who are buried beneath the depressions in front of this sign. These depressions forme…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1Y7W_wilderness-battlefield-memorial_Locust-Grove-VA.html
The Battle of the Wilderness, May 5-7, 1864 resulted in almost 29,000 Union and Confederate casualties. Both armies attempted to find and bury the dead, but moved on before completing the process. Over the next few years, many dead were disinterre…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1Y7V_the-apperson-family-and-lake-of-the-woods_Locust-Grove-VA.html
Alfred Apperson was born in 1806. He married Malinda Jones in 1816 and managed a plantation until he had saved enough money to purchase 120 acres of farm land in 1846. That land would become part of Lake of the Woods 120 years later. Alfred and Ma…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1Y7U_spotswood-family-cemetery_Locust-Grove-VA.html
· In 2012, local historians recorded 15 field stones in rows that resembled the manner in which graves were marked in colonial and antebellum days before permanent granite headstones became popular. · In 2013, they used Ground …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1OT0_orange-graded-school_Orange-VA.html
Orange Graded School, built in 1925 to replace the African American schoolhouse on West Main Street, stood here. Of the several county schools for black students, Orange Graded was the only one built using the Julius Rosenwald Fund, which was…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1OSR_governor-james-barbour_Barboursville-VA.html
Here at Barboursville lie the ruins of the family home of James Barbour, Virginia's governor during the War of 1812. As commander of Virginia's militia forces, Barbour planned, organized, and directed the defense of Virginia from January until…
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