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Mount Jackson

Post-Appomattox Tragedy A69

A historical marker "Post Appomattox Tragedy" is in between Mount Jackson and New Market, Virginia. It was erected in 1999 by the Virginia Conservation & Development Commission.


The marker is a short distance from the monument to Captain Summers and Sergeant Koontz and to the DuPont at Rude's Hill wayside marker.


Location and directions

The marker is on the west side of the Valley Pike (U.S. 11) about 3 milles south of Mount Jackson and 3 miles north of New Market, Virginia. (38.69273° N, 78.649945° W. see map)


Text from the marker





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, 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. Despite assurances that all was forgiven, Lt. Col. Cyrus Hussy, temporarily commanding the 192nd, later ordered the men arrested. The others escaped, but Summers and Koontz were shot without trial here on 27 June. Thirty years later, Capt. Thomas J. Adams and friends erected the nearby monument to commemorate their deaths.

Erected 1999 by the Department of Historic Resources.


Historical marker about a Post-Appomattox Tragedy south of Mount Jackson, Virginia.
(above) Historical marker "Post-Appomattox Tragedy" south of Mount Jackson, Virginia. The white stone monument to Captain Summers and Sergeant Koontz is in the left distance.

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