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Execution of Summers and Koontz J-95 | Marker History

Execution of Summers and Koontz Marker, J-95

On 22 May 1865, after the Civil War ended, Capt. George W. Summers, Sgt. I. Newton Koontz, and two other armed veterans of Co. D, 7th Virginia Cavalry, en route to obtain their paroles, robbed six Federal cavalrymen of their horses near Woodstock. The horses were returned the next day to the 192d Ohio Volunteer Infantry at Rude's Hill in Shenandoah County. Despite assurances that all was forgiven, Lt. Col. Cyrus Hussy, temporarily commanding the 192d, later ordered the men arrested at their homes in Page County. The other two escaped, but Summers and Koontz were shot without trial on Rude's Hill on 27 June. They were buried at different locations near here.

Marker Information:
Year On Marker: 1999
Region: Shenandoah Valley Region
Geographic Location: Page County
Physical Description of Location: Marker is on US 340 in front at entrance to Page County High School, Shenandoah, VA 22849. Marker is on right when traveling south on 340.
GPS Location: 38.5626925470,-78.6032881980
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