5,000 Confederate Cavalrymen Crossed
— Gettysburg Campaign —On June 24, 1863, Gen. J.E.B. Stuart, leaving 3,000 cavalrymen in Rectortown, Virginia, to monitor Federal activity, led three Confederate cavalry brigades to Haymarket. Encountering Union Gen. Winfield S. Hancock's corps marching north, Stuart sent Gen. Robert E. Lee a dispatch (never received) predicting where Hancock would cross the Potomac River. Stuart's cavalry rode through Fairfax Court House and reached Dranesville on June 27.
|Series||This marker is part of the Maryland Civil War Trails series|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 6:21pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 297486 N 4327032|
|Decimal Degrees||39.06891667, -77.34085000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 4.135', W 77° 20.451'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 4' 8.10" N, 77° 20' 27.06" W|
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|Area Code(s)||301, 240|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 13025 Rileys Lock Rd, Poolesville MD 20837, US|
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