Stone Sentinels, battlefield monuments of the American Civil War

Mount Jackson

Post-Appomattox Tragedy
Monument to Capt. Summers and Sgt. Koontz

A monument to Captain George Summers and Sergeant Newton Koontz along with a marker reproducing the monument's inscriptions and a sign explaining the markers and their sponsorship is iin between Mount Jackson and New Market, Virginia.

 

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 and the monument

The monument's inscription became worn over time, and a marker was placed that reproduces its text:

 

The monument in front of you replaced an existing wooden pillar.

 

The inscriptions on the monument read:

 

On the side facing you - east

Capt. Geo. W. Summers and Sergt. Newton Koontz
Company D 7th Virginia Cavalry

Were Here Executed on June 27, 1865

By order of Lt. Col. Huzzy 192d. O.V.M.I.

 

On the right side as you face the monument - North

Without the priviledge of any kind of trial they having been arrested at their homes in Page Co. brought here and shot.

 

Pn the left side as you face the monument - south

Erected in 1893 by friends under the supervision of Capt. T.J. Adams

 

On the rear as you face the monument - west
No inscription.

 

Text from the sign

 

The "Post - Appomattox Tragedy" Monument at the top of the path was erected in 1893.

 

The monument to Capt. Summers and Sgt. Koontz has been restored and opened to the public to preserve our heritage.

 

Captain Jack Adams Camp No. 1951, Mt. Jackson-Edinburg VA

Sons of Confederate Veterans

Summers-Koontz Camp No. 490, Luray, VA

Sons of Confederate Veterans

 

in partnership with the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation

 

Donation by:

William Holtzman
Shanandoah County Historical Society
Gordon D. Bowman
Dexter Museum
Rinker & Frey Memorials, Inc.

Historical marker for the Action of Rutherford's Farm northeast of Winchester, Virginia.
(above) The Post-Appomattox Tragedy Monument to Capt. Summers and Sgt. Koontz and the marker that reproduces its inscriptions (see enlargement)
(below) The accompanying sign to the monument and marker (see enlargement)
Historical marker for the Action of Rutherford's Farm northeast of Winchester, Virginia.

 






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