The Battle of McDowell

The Battle of McDowell (HMAVX)

Location: McDowell, VA 24458 Highland County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 19.568', W 79° 28.537'

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Confederates Climb Sitlington's Hill

"? (The 31st Virginia] came close to the 3rd and saluted them, and called them by name, and proceeded with the slaughter."
Andrew Price, 3rd Virginia

Most of Stonewall Jackson's Confederates climbed Sitlington's Hill through a ravine off to your left. During the battle, the 31st Virginia Infantry may have reached the crest using the trail you just climbed. These Confederates had been guarding the road leading to McDowell when they exchanged fire with the union 3rd Virginia Infantry. Elements of both the Confederate 31st Virginia and Union 3rd Virginia were recruited from the same small town of Clarksburg.

"Our position was one of extreme danger and exposure, and the fire of the enemy was heavy, coming sometimes in volleys, as if they meant by one fire to sweep us from the mountain."
Col. Nathaniel C. McLean, 75th Ohio Volunteer Infantry
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Placed ByCivil War Preservation Trust and Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation
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Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 11:29pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 633245 N 4243100
Decimal Degrees38.32613333, -79.47561667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 19.568', W 79° 28.537'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 19' 34.08" N, 79° 28' 32.22" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 83-85 Highland Turnpike, McDowell VA 24458, US
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