Published on February 18, 2016

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Interpretive sign on the site of the tragic post-Appomattox executions of Confederate veterans Capt. George Summers and Sgt. I. Newton Koontz.

In May 1865, following the April surrender of the Confederacy, Capt. George Summers and Sgt. I. Newton Koontz along with two other Confederate veterans, stole six horses from Union Cavalrymen near Woodstock, VA.  The horses were returned the next day, and despite assurances that all was forgiven, a Union officer ordered the men arrested.  Two of the men escaped, but Summers and Koontz were shot without trial on the spot the monument and marker may be found.



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US 11 north of New Market, VA
US 11
New Market, VA 22844