Rio Hill

Rio Hill (HM4RV)

Location: Charlottesville, VA 22901
Country: United States of America

N 38° 5.19', W 78° 28.356'

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Artifacts Found at Rio Hill

Civil War relic collectors found Stuart's winter camp and skirmish site (shaded area of map) long before the Rio Hill Shopping Center opened in 1989.

Metal detectors were used to search the area and artifacts—bullets, buttons, belt and harness buckles, shell fragments, camp equipment and personal items—were found.

Photo (A) shows a recovered Confederate officer's two-piece "CS" belt buckle, while a Virginia state seal and Confederate block and script "I" infantry buttons are shown in (B). Union eagle buttons (C) are accompanied by a Vermont state seal button. Part of a curry comb used to groom horses was also found (D) along with an officer's brass spur (E) still retaining traces of its original gilt finish.

A Bowie knife remnant (F) was salvaged in addition to a hatchet (G), artillery shell fragment (H) and pocket watch case frame (I).

All of the mounted artifacts in this exhibit were found at the Rio Hill Confederate camp and skirmish site and graciously donated for display.
HM NumberHM4RV
Series This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series
Placed ByCivil War Trails
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 11:28am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 721655 N 4218429
Decimal Degrees38.08650000, -78.47260000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 5.19', W 78° 28.356'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 5' 11.40" N, 78° 28' 21.36" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)434
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1768 Rio Hill Center, Charlottesville VA 22901, US
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