Near here stood the home of Sergeant Major John Champe (1752-1798), Continental soldier. Champe faked desertion and enlisted in Benedict Arnold's British command for the purpose of capturing the traitor. Failing in his attempt, Champe rejoined the American army. His meritorious service was attested to by such patriots as General Henry (Light Horse Harry) Lee.
Geographic Location: Loudoun County
Physical Description of Location: 38570 John Mosby Highway (Route 50), Blue Ridge, VA 20117. Marker is facing parallel to road and is on right when traveling east on Route 50.
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