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Black Horse Cavalry C-57 | Marker History

Black Horse Cavalry Marker, C-57

The Black Horse Cavalry was conceived at a gathering of Warrenton lawyers in 1858 and was among the local militia companies called to active duty by Governor Henry Wise in 1859. The Black Horse led a successful charge against Union forces at the First Battle of Manassas, winning the special praise of Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Known as Company H of the 4th Virginia Cavalry, the unit served as bodyguard, escort, and scout for generals Joseph E. Johnston and Stonewall Jackson. Following the war, a number of the men of the Black Horse became prominent leaders in the Commonwealth.

Marker Information:
Year On Marker: 1984
Region: Fredericksburg-Culpeper-Warrenton and Upper Piedmont Region
Geographic Location: Fauquier County
Physical Description of Location: Southeast corner of intersection of West Shirley Avenue and US 211 Business, Warrenton, VA 20186. Marker is in front of Waterloo Station Shopping Center.
GPS Location: 38.7168556920,-77.80783347
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