"The peaceful parish became an entrenched camp"In the spring of 1861, the Little Fork Rangers (Co. D, 4th Virginia Cavalry), mustered in the yard of Little Fork Episcopal Church. On July 4, the Rangers were presented with a battle flag as they left Rixeyville for the First Battle of Manassas. Capt. Robert E. Utterback called on them to follow the flag "into the face of the enemy, defending it with the last drop of your blood!" Utterback's call proved all too prophetic as the Rangers served under Gen. J.E.B. Stuart and other commanders from Manassas, to Gettysburg, to Appomattox Court House.
|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Virginia Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 8:41pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 242718 N 4276492|
|Decimal Degrees||38.59966667, -77.95433333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 35.98', W 77° 57.26'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 35' 58.80" N, 77° 57' 15.60" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 16487 State Rte 624, Rixeyville VA 22737, US|
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