Serving the UnionThe Independent Loudoun Rangers consisted of two small cavalry companies recruited by Waterford miller Samuel Means from Lovettsville's and Waterford's Unionists. Mustered into Federal service starting June 20, 1862, the Rangers were the only organized body of Union troops raised in Confederate Virginia. The Rangers totaled fewer than 200 men who operated in small groups as "border police" along the Potomac River, intercepting war material smuggled southward and protecting pro-Union residents.
|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 22nd, 2014 at 12:41am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 272317 N 4350609|
|Decimal Degrees||39.27495000, -77.63943333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 16.497', W 77° 38.366'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 16' 29.82" N, 77° 38' 21.96" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||540, 703|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 10734-10770 N Berlin Pike, Lovettsville VA 20180, US|
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