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Old 06-05-2011, 08:44 AM   #736
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Z-214 missing

We have been by it quite a few times since last July, nothing doing. They tore down the old visitors center last year, I figured the marker was removed and would be replaced. This pic, from early this spring, is at the East river Mountain Overlook on rt 52. The marker should be within a few yards behind me.

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Old 06-05-2011, 09:18 AM   #737
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Located on US 52 North of the Big Walker lookout. ( N37 03 03.0 W81 11 17.5 )









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Old 06-05-2011, 09:44 AM   #738
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Located on US 52, top of Big walker










Here is a link to an older KC-4 depicting Toland's LAST raid. I would assume XH-1 caused the revision.
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Old 06-05-2011, 09:58 AM   #739
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Kinda tight quarters.



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Old 06-05-2011, 10:21 AM   #740
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Located at the intersection of rt 61 and Mill RD, in where else but Shawver. ( N37 09 12.3 W81 21 21.1 )









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Old 06-05-2011, 10:27 AM   #741
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Old 06-05-2011, 01:05 PM   #742
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Great Posts!

Intothenew -

Great posts by you and Martha. I appreciate the extra pictures and info. That's a beautiful part of the state down there!
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B-26 Mosby’s Midnight Raid

This is one of 35 monuments and markers dedicated to Mosby’s Rangers in Northern VA. You can read more about Mosby and his exploits here.

Per Wikipedia, and this* reference, in this famous raid “…his men captured three Union officers, including Brig. Gen. Edwin H. Stoughton. Mosby wrote in his memoirs that he found Stoughton in bed and roused him with a "spank on his bare back." Upon being so rudely awakened the general indignantly asked what this meant. Mosby quickly asked if he had ever heard of "Mosby". The general replied, "Yes, have you caught him?" "I am Mosby," the Confederate ranger said. "Stuart's cavalry has possession of the Court House; be quick and dress." Mosby and his 29 men had captured a Union general, two captains, 30 enlisted men, and 58 horses without firing a shot.”

* Wert, Jeffry D. Mosby's Rangers: The True Adventure of the Most Famous Command of the Civil War. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1990. ISBN 0-671-74745-2.

This marker is about a half mile from the original Fairfax Court House, which was built in 1850. A few pictures of the courthouse follow the marker pictures.










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B-262 First Confederate Officer Killed

As the marker says, John Quincy Marr was the first confederate officer killed in the Civil War. He was killed in June, 1861. You can read more about him here. This marker is surrounded by various Fairfax County judicial and buildings and is adjacent to the original Fairfax County Courthouse.



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T-41 Little River Turnpike

Little River Turnpike was built before the American Revolutionary War. It runs from Alexandria VA, to Aldie, VA. (The name Little River Turnpike comes from the Little River which flows through Aldie where it passes between the Bull Run Mountains and Catoctin Mountain.) More info about the Turnpike can be found here. The marker is at the corner of Annandale Rd & LRT in Annandale.





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Old 06-05-2011, 02:59 PM   #746
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The spreadsheet has been updated.

Also, I have added data to the spreadsheet to allow you to load POI data into your GPS for the markers you're interested in visiting. (I'm kind of new to this POI thing, but it worked for me.) Here's how to use it:

1) Download the spreadsheet from Google Docs to an Excel file on your computer.

2) For each marker you're interested in visiting, copy the rows into another file (or simply delete all of the other rows). Note that unfortunately, I don't have the data for all markers.

3) Delete all columns other than the blue colored ones.

4) Delete the header row.

5) Delete all other sheets in the file.

6) Save the file as a .csv file.

7) Use a tool such as Garmin POILoader to load the data into your GPS.

8) With any luck, you can now navigate to the markers!
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Old 06-05-2011, 04:11 PM   #747
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I must have missed the KC-4 listing in the spreadsheet, you now show two. My bad, they are one and the same.
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Old 06-05-2011, 04:55 PM   #748
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I think that cleans up the vault. That was an absolutely wonderful day by the way.



Where are we going next Martha? Hey, wait for me.

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I must have missed the KC-4 listing in the spreadsheet, you now show two. My bad, they are one and the same.

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I must have missed the KC-4 listing in the spreadsheet, you now show two. My bad, they are one and the same.
Thanks for the heads up. When someone posts a marker that they tell me isn't in the spreadsheet, I usually confirm that it's not there myself. I guess somehow I missed it to.
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