Battle of McDowell
— 1862 Valley Campaign —Union troops camped in the fields south of here between April 17, 1862, and the Battle of McDowell on May 8. They deployed artillery, including "two twelve pounders [that] were planted on the plateau in the read of [the church] so as to cover the bridge" over Bullpasture River. After the battle, wounded of both armies were cared for in the church. The dead were buried in its cemetery, across modern U.S. 250 (the old Staunton-to-Parkersburg Turnpike).
|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, October 22nd, 2014 at 10:37am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 632056 N 4243726|
|Decimal Degrees||38.33195000, -79.48910000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 19.917', W 79° 29.346'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 19' 55.02" N, 79° 29' 20.76" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 4189 State Rte 678, McDowell VA 24458, US|
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