Town of Monterey

Town of Monterey (HMAVF)

Location: Monterey, VA 24465 Highland County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 24.761', W 79° 34.944'

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Headquarters Town

Monterey was headquarters for Confederates during much of the 1861 Mountain Campaign and headquarters for Federals prior to the fighting at McDowell. In the winter of 1861-1862, skirmishing occurred across the county as the frontier between the armies shifted from Allegheny Mountain, on the modern state line, to West View in Augusta County.

Union forces occupied Monterey on April 6, 1862. The town remained in Federal hands until after the Battle of McDowell, May 8, 1862. The Osborne Wilson-Fenn House, on Main Street, was Union Gen. Robert Milroy's headquarters.

Displaying the ambiguity with which many western Virginians approached the Civil War, Highland County's government waited until June 1862, after the Battle of McDowell, to take the Oath of Allegiance to the Confederacy.
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HM NumberHMAVF
Series This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series
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Placed ByVirginia Civil War Trails
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Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 12:24am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 623763 N 4252556
Decimal Degrees38.41268333, -79.58240000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 24.761', W 79° 34.944'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 24' 45.66" N, 79° 34' 56.64" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 47 State Rte T-636, Monterey VA 24465, US
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