Guilford Signal Station

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21544 Old Vestal's Gap Rd
Sterling, VA 20164
Region Northern Virginia
Locality Loudoun
Phone: (571) 258-3700
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The First Corps of the Union Army of the Potomac commanded by Gen. John Reynolds camped here June 18-24, 1863, keeping a Federal force between Washington and the Confederate army then known to be on the move. The armies collided a few days later at Gettysburg. A telegraph/flag signal station was located on high ground here with a commanding view of the Potomac River Valley. Information about the Civil War history is available at the visitor center. The site of the signal station, its view still commanding, is a short hike away. Hours: 9am-5pm daily

Last Updated: 7/18/2011 8:36 AM
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