Confederate CounterattackConfederate Gen. J.E.B. Stuart realized that his headquarters here was overrun and that Gen. William E. Jones's Brigade was fighting to survive. Stuart ordered Gen. Wade Hampton's Brigade to fall back from the St. James Church line and recapture Fleetwood Hill. Cobb's (Georgia) Legion took the lead, followed by the 1st South Carolina Cavalry and then the 1st North Carolina Cavalry and the Jeff Davis Legion. After a mile-long gallop, Cobb's Legion arrayed its ranks in close order and with sabers flashing, pounded up to this exact spot. The Georgians savagely struck the Marylanders and Pennsylvanians and, aided by the 1st South Carolina, forced the Federals to fall back and to the south and east.
|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Virginia Civil War Trails, Civil War Trust|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 at 9:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 248925 N 4266275|
|Decimal Degrees||38.50948333, -77.87946667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 30.569', W 77° 52.768'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 30' 34.14" N, 77° 52' 46.08" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 20362 Fleetwood Heights Rd, Brandy Station VA 22714, US|
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