Historical Marker Series

Virginia Civil War Trails

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Crossing this school site, the Loudoun and Berlin Turnpike once intersected the Leesburg & Snicker's Gap Turnpike at a junction just ahead known as Heaton's Crossroads. On Saturday, July 16, 1864, Gen. Jubal A. Early's Confederate army passed through this c…
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Fresh from the victory at the Second Battle of ManassasGeneral Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia crossed the Potomac River on September 1-6, 1862,to bring the Civil War to Northern soil and to recruit sympathetic Marylanders. Union Gen. George B.McC…
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Why was Fredericksburg important to the Union war effort? The answer lies in logistics. The Union army, numbering more than 100,000 troops, required tons of food, clothing and other supplies to operate, Wagon trains could supply the army for short distances…
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Confederate troops under the command of Gen. William Barksdale were awake and alert hereon the morning of December 11,1862, waiting anxiously for the sun to rise. On the river, unseen in the inky blackness but clearly audible in the night's stillness, Union…
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Directly ahead of you, across the river, stood George Washington's boyhood home, Ferry Farm. According to legend, the future president cut down his father's cherry tree there and threw a coin across the river. The property took its name from a ferry that op…
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The Battle of Ox Hill (or Chantilly) was fought here, in rain and storm, on September 1, 1862. It was a bloody aftermath following the Second Battle of Manassas (August 28-30) where the Union Army under Gen. John Pope was defeated and driven across Bull Run…
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The Civil War arrived in Loudoun County on October 21, 1861, with the Battle of Ball's Bluff. As Confederate forces gathered to protect Leesburg, Elizabeth Grayson Carter, the widowed mistress of Oatlands, wrote in her journal on October 17, "Our troops fal…
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On November 5, 1862, several weeks after a tainted victory at Antietam, the Army of the Potomac's Commander-in-Chief Gen. George Brinton McClellan established his headquarters here. That same day President Abraham Lincoln wrote the orders relieving McClella…
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The Village of Salem (renamed Marshall in 1882) was in the heartland of Col. John Singleton Mosby's Confederacy. His 43rd Battalion of Partisan Rangers was summoned by the grapevine when needed and executed successful raids, often under the cover of darknes…
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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 Shenandoah Ri…
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