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Berryville Wagon Train Raid J-1 | Marker History

Berryville Wagon Train Raid Marker, J-1

Just after dawn on 13 Aug. 1864, Col. John Singleton Mosby and 300 of his 43d Battalion Partisan Rangers attacked the rear section of Maj. Gen. Philip H. Sheridan's 600-vehicle wagon train here. The train, headed for Winchester, carried supplies for Sheridan's cavalry. Mosby surprised and routed the Federals as they rested, cooked breakfast, and hitched their horses. Mosby's men, losing only one killed and one mortally wounded, captured 200 beef cattle, 500-600 horses, 100 wagons, and 200 soldiers. The raid ended by 6:30 a.m. Berryville's citizens, including many small boys, helped burn the wagons after liberating their contents.

Marker Information:
Year On Marker: 1997
Region: Shenandoah Valley Region
Geographic Location: Clarke County
Physical Description of Location: Berryville, VA 22611. Located on North Buckmarsh Street (Hwy 340), 0.75 miles north of the intersection of North Buckmarsh Street (Hwy 340) and Harry Byrd Hwy (Rt. 7). Marker is on the left when traveling north on North Buckmarsh Street (Hwy 340).
GPS Location: 39.1672427290,-77.9738263150
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