Second Manassas Campaign

Second Manassas Campaign (HM4TF)

Location: Warrenton, VA 20186 Fauquier County
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N 38° 42.215', W 77° 52.391'

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Stuart's Catlett Station Raid

On 22 Aug. 1862, Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart led his cavalry on a raid behind Maj. Gen. John Pope's army. Stuart crossed the Rappahannock River at Waterloo Bridge, two miles west, then rode around Pope's right flank just north of here to attack Catlett Station on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad after dark. The raid did little damage but Stuart captured Pope's colorful dress uniform coat. Stuart, who earlier had lost his plumed hat to Union cavalry, soon wrote Pope suggesting an exchange of "prisoners." Receiving no reply, Stuart sent the coat to Richmond, where Gov. John Letcher displayed it in the Capital.
HM NumberHM4TF
Marker NumberC 58
Year Placed1997
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 3:39pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 250148 N 4287802
Decimal Degrees38.70358333, -77.87318333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 42.215', W 77° 52.391'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 42' 12.90" N, 77° 52' 23.46" W
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Area Code(s)703, 540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8869-8999 Lee Highway, Warrenton VA 20186, US
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