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Loudoun Heights Clash - Blue Ridge, VA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 39° 18.988 W 077° 43.019
18S E 265766 N 4355416
Quick Description: A state marker commemorates the site of the Loudoun Heights Clash during the Civil War.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 9/8/2018 5:44:17 AM
Waymark Code: WMZ4DN
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member briansnat
Views: 1

Long Description:
The plaque says, "Union Maj. Herny A. Cole's 1st Maryland Cavalry was camped here on Loudoun Heights on 10 Jan. 1864 when Confederate Maj. John S. Mosby and Capt. Benjamin Franklin "Frank" Stringfellow attacked before dawn with about 100 mounted Partisan Rangers. In the darkness, Mosby mistook Stringfellow's detachment for Federals and they exchanged fire. Cole's troopers rallied, shooting at the Rangers, the only men on horseback. After heavy fighting the Rangers retreated toward Hillsboro. Mosby's losses were one captured, three wounded, and eight killed, including Capts, William Thomas Turner and William R. Smith, two of Mosby's most trusted officers."
Name of Battle:
Loudoun Heights Clash

Name of War: Civil War

Entrance Fee: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Date(s) of Battle (Beginning): 1/10/1864

Parking: Not Listed

Date of Battle (End): Not listed

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