The Winter Camp of 1863-1864The 1863 campaigns for Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Bristoe Station, and Mine Run exacted an immense toll upon the Army of the Potomac. Union Gen. George G. Meade deemed it vital to rest his command. War Department officials also used this opportunity to replenish ranks and bolster the arm's hemorrhaged logistical infrastructure. During the second week of December 1863, Federal troops began building a vast winter camp in Culpeper County, with headquarters operations centered on Fleetwood Hill.
|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 9:02am 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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