Engagement at Kettle Run
— Second Manassas Campaign —In August 1862, Confederate Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson led his command around Union Gen. John Pope's right flank to cut Federal communication lines and pave the way for the rest of Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia to follow from the Rappahannock River. At sunset on August 26, Jackson occupied Bristoe Station on the Orange & Alexandria (O&A) Railroad just east of here to intercept and destroy Union supply trains headed to Alexandria. Jackson ordered Gen. Richard S. Ewell to destroy the O&A bridge over Kettle Run to slow Pope's advance from the south.
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 276974 N 4287454|
|Decimal Degrees||38.70761667, -77.56488333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 42.457', W 77° 33.893'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 42' 27.42" N, 77° 33' 53.58" W|
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