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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM20J6_range-view_Bentonville-VA.html
From here you can see a rare Skyline Drive view, a look southwestward down the length of the Blue Ridge. Many of Shenandoah National Park's highest peaks are visible here, including Stony Man, the northernmost Blue Ridge peak to rise above 4,000 f…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1GX3_banks-grand-review_Washington-VA.html
In July and August, 1862, the Union Army of Virginia 2nd Corps under Gen. Nathaniel P. Banks camped in and around Little Washington. Col. Charles E.F. Collis Zouaves, noted for their French-style red and blue uniforms, served as Banks bodyguar…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1GX2_music-omens-and-destiny_Washington-VA.html
After Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee stunning victory at Chancellorsville in May 1863, he led the Army of Northern Virginia west to the Shenandoah Valley, then north through central Maryland and across the Mason-Dixon Line into Pennsylvania. Union…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1EOA_piedmont_Huntly-VA.html
From here, looking east from the Blue Ridge crest, you see the Piedmont, a broad plain dotted with few low hills. Noting similarities to their European homeland, early settlers named this land "piedmonte," Italian meaning "foot-of-the-mountains." …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1874_medical-miracle_Sperryville-VA.html
This building housed the medical office of Dr. William Amiss, whose brother Dr. Thomas Amiss practiced in Slate Mills and later in Page County. Together, the two men accomplished a medical achievement virtually unheard of during the Civil War. …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM17RM_corbins-crossroads_Amissville-VA.html
Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia crossed the Potomac River to Virginia and camped at Bunker Hill in the northern Shenandoah Valley after the September 17, 1862, Battle of Antietam. Union Gen. George B. McClellan and the A…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM17RK_hinsons-ford_Amissville-VA.html
In mid-August 1862, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee concentrated the Army of Northern Virginia on the western bank of the Rappahannock River near Jeffersonton, about 10 miles east of here. Union Gen. John Pope's Army of Virginia was located on the …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMZS3_mosby-and-sneden_Woodville-VA.html
If you had been standing here at dawn on November 27, 1863, you would have seen Col. John S. Mosby and his partisan rangers herding a string of mules bearing dejected-looking Union prisoners. Among the captives was Pvt. Robert Knox Sneden, 40th Ne…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMY5T_dangerfield-newby_Castleton-VA.html
Dangerfield Newby (ca. 1820-1859), a free mulatto for whose family this crossroads is named, was the first of John Brown's raiders killed during the attack on Harpers Ferry on October 16, 1859. He was the eldest child of Henry Newby and a slave, E…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMXUH_battle-mountain_Castleton-VA.html
(Preface): After Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's stunning victory at Chancellorsville in May 1863, he led the Army of Northern Virginia west to the Shenandoah Valley, then north through central Maryland and across the Mason-Dixon Line into Pennsy…
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