Jubal A. Early passed over this road on his return to the Shenandoah Valley, July 16, 1864. After leaving Lee before Richmond, June 13, Early traveled 450 miles, defeating Hunter at Lynchburg and Wallace on the Monocacy River, and threatening the city of Washington. On the approach of large Union forces he withdrew this way.
Geographic Location: Loudoun County
Physical Description of Location: Catoctin, VA 20175. Located on Harry Byrd Hwy (Rt. 7), 1 mile northwest of the junction of Harry Byrd Hwy (Rt. 7) and West Market Street. Marker is on the left when traveling northwest on Harry Byrd Hwy (Rt. 7).
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