“Try to meet me in Heaven”On May 22, 1865, former Confederate Captain George W. Summers, Sgt. Isaac Newton Koontz, Pvt. Jacob Daniel Koontz, and Pvt. Andrew Jackson Kite (all from the 7th Virginia Cavalry) set out from their Page County homes to obtain their paroles. Near Narrow Passage, they encountered a small party of Union cavalrymen. In the ensuing altercation, the four men drew revolvers and seized the Federals' horses and other property. Immediately remorseful, and at Summers' father's insistence, they returned the horses and other items to the 192nd Ohio Infantry camp here at Rude's Hill. The commander, Col. Francis Butterfield, promised them no harm.
|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, July 1st, 2017 at 3:03pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 704381 N 4285308|
|Decimal Degrees||38.69280000, -78.64998333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 41.568', W 78° 38.999'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 41' 34.08" N, 78° 38' 59.94" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 4601-5167 US-11, New Market VA 22844, US|
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