The Christmas RaidAfter the Battle of Fredericksburg in December 1862, most of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia settled into winter quarters except for Gen. J.E.B. Stuart's cavalry, which instead went on the move. Wade Hampton, Fitzhugh Lee, and William H.F. "Rooney" Lee made a "forced reconnaissance" behind Union lines to steal supplies, disrupt communications, and harass the Federals.
|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||Thursday, May 7th, 2015 at 10:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 302731 N 4296337|
|Decimal Degrees||38.79373333, -77.27143333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 47.624', W 77° 16.286'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 47' 37.44" N, 77° 16' 17.16" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 9431-9499 Old Burke Lake Rd, Burke VA 22015, US|
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