— 1862 Valley Campaign —The Battle of McDowell began three miles to the southeast (near the intersection of Routes 629 and 716) when Confederates were fired upon by Union cavalry on May 7, 1862. After skirmishing, Federals rushed to the base camp here, sounding the alarm as they rode through.
|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation and Virginia Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 9:46am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 643185 N 4241067|
|Decimal Degrees||38.30628333, -79.36235000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 18.377', W 79° 21.741'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 18' 22.62" N, 79° 21' 44.46" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1555 Shenandoah Mountain Rd, West Augusta VA 24485, US|
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