May 30, 2008

Historical Marker, Stephens City

This marker is in front of the Stephens City Post Office on Route 11 just north of the historic district.

General David Hunter ordered the burning of this town on May 30, 1864; but Major Joseph Streans of the First New York Cavalry prevented it.

Sounds like there's more to the story, doesn't it? Read the rest at the Newtown History Center page of the Civil War.

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