Independent Loudoun Virginia Rangers

Independent Loudoun Virginia Rangers (HMSL6)

Location: Waterford, VA 20197 Loudoun County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 11.413', W 77° 36.806'

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Created under authorization of the U.S. Secretary of War, the Independent Loudoun Rangers were the only organized Union cavalry unit in Confederate Virginia. Their first captain, local miller Samuel C. Means, mustered two companies from local Quakers, the German settlement in Lovettsville and other Unionists beginning June 1862. Although the Rangers suffered that summer in a clash with Confederate Col. Elijah V. White's Cavalry (35th VA Battalion) at Waterford Baptist Church, they continued to serve as scouts and protectors of local Unionists throughout the Civil War. In 1864, after Means refused to transfer his command to West Virginia, Capt. Daniel Keyes replaced him.
HM NumberHMSL6
Marker NumberF 36
Year Placed2010
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 1:50pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 274289 N 4341139
Decimal Degrees39.19021667, -77.61343333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 11.413', W 77° 36.806'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 11' 24.78" N, 77° 36' 48.36" W
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Area Code(s)540, 703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 40125 Main St, Waterford VA 20197, US
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