Union Reconnaissance Party AttackedOn September 11, 1861, Lt. Orlando Poe led a party of U.S. Army Topographical Engineers to map the area around Lewinsville for military use. Col. Isaac Stevens and 1,800 men protected the engineers. Stevens's command included the 79th New York (Highlanders) Infantry, detachments from four other regiments, 90 cavalrymen, and Capt. Charles Griffin's Battery, 5th U.S. Artillery. Ordered not to bring on a general engagement, the expedition marched from Camp Advance on Chain Bridge Road to Lewinsville, arriving at 10 A.M. Skirmishers and artillerymen guarded the surveyors while Confederate cavalry pickets observed from a safe distance.
|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Virginia Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 3:14am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 310186 N 4311257|
|Decimal Degrees||38.92971667, -77.18976667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 55.783', W 77° 11.386'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 55' 46.98" N, 77° 11' 23.16" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||202, 703, 571|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1659 Chain Bridge Rd, McLean VA 22101, US|
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