Wapping HeightsThe last engagement of the Gettysburg Campaign took place here in Manassas Gap on July 23, 1863. Union Gen. George G. Meade and the Army of the Potomac pursued Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia as it retreated south through the Shenandoah Valley. "I start tomorrow to run another race with Lee," Meade wrote on July 14. During the next week, as Lee's men marched toward Chester Gap to escape to Central Virginia, Meade's soldiers followed east of the Blue Ridge in the Loudoun Valley.
|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 9th, 2019 at 8:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 750644 N 4311440|
|Decimal Degrees||38.91610000, -78.10911667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 54.966', W 78° 6.547'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 54' 57.96" N, 78° 6' 32.82" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
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