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Post-Appomattox Tragedy

17013 Gills Bridge Rd, McKenney, VA 23872, USA
Marker A-69 On 22 May 1865, after the Civil War ended, Capt. George W. Summers, Sgt. I. Newton Koontz, and two other armed veterans of Co. D, 7th Virginia Cavalry, robbed six Federal cavalrymen of…
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McNeil’s Last Charge

4601-5167 US-11, New Market, VA 22844, USA
Marker A-68 In the predawn darkness of 3 Oct. 1864, Capt. John Hanson McNeill led thirty of his Partisan Rangers, including local resident Joseph I. Triplett, against a hundred-man detachment of the 8th Ohio Cavalry…
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The Confederate Hospital

5480-5522 Old Valley Pike, Mt Jackson, VA…
Marker A-66 The Confederate hospital was built here under the direction of Dr. Andrew Russell Meem, by order of the…
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Our Soldiers’ Cemetery

5541-5569 Old Valley Pike, Mt Jackson, VA…
Marker A-65 The Mount Jackson Confederate Hospital's cemetery, now called Our Soldiers' Cemetery, was dedicated on 10 May 1866, the…
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Last Indian-Settler Conflict

18128-18232 US-11, Edinburg, VA 22824, USA
Marker A-41 A series of conflicts between settlers and Native Americans, including the French and Indian War, the Cherokee War, and Pontiac's War, occurred along the western frontier of the colonies. The last documented clash…
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Dr. Jessee Bennett–1769-1842

1059 Harpine Hwy, Harrisonburg, VA 22802, USA
Marker A-59 Near Edom, Virginia, on January 14, 1794, in a heroic effort to save his wife, Elizabeth, and child, Dr. Jessee Bennett performed the first successful Caesarian section and oophorectomy to be done in…
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Sheridan’s Last Raid

7916 S Main St, Mt Crawford, VA…
Marker A-32 Here was fought the engagement of Mount Crawford, March 1, 1865, in Sheridan's last raid.
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Cavalry Engagement

8451 N Valley Pike, Harrisonburg, VA 22802, USA
Marker A-29 Union Brig. Gen. George Custer and Confederate Brig. Gen. Thomas Rosser, classmates and close friends at West Point, led their cavalry divisions against one another several times during the Shenandoah Valley Campaign of…
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Abraham Lincoln’s Father

8840 N Valley Pike, Harrisonburg, VA 22802, USA
Marker a-18_2 Four miles west, Thomas Lincoln, father of the President, was born about 1778. He was taken to Kentucky by his father about 1781. Beside the road here was Lincoln Inn, long kept by…
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Birthplace of Sam Houston

73 Sam Houston Way, Lexington, VA 24450, USA
Marker A-52 Sam Houston was born in a log house just east of here on 2 March 1793. His family moved to Tennessee in 1807. After serving in the U.S. Army during the War of…
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