Execution of Summers and Koontz

Execution of Summers and Koontz (HMACU)

Location: Shenandoah, VA 22849 Page County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 33.762', W 78° 36.197'

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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, en route to obtain their paroles, robbed six Federal cavalrymen of their horses near Woodstock. The horses were returned the next day to the 192d Ohio Volunteer Infantry at Rude's Hill in Shenandoah County. Despite assurances that all was forgiven, Lt. Col. Cyrus Hussy, temporarily commanding the 192d, later ordered the men arrested at their homes in Page County. The other two escaped, but Summers and Koontz were shot without trial on Rude's Hill on 27 June. They were buried at different locations near here.
Marker NumberJ-95
Year Placed1999
Placed ByThe Virginia Department of Historical Resources, sponsored by funding from descendants of Page County Confederate Veterans
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 5:25am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 708821 N 4270974
Decimal Degrees38.56270000, -78.60328333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 33.762', W 78° 36.197'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 33' 45.72" N, 78° 36' 11.82" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5395 US-340, Shenandoah VA 22849, US
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