Lee's Narrow Escape

Lee's Narrow Escape (HM7Y)

Location: Marshall, VA 20115 Fauquier County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 51.813', W 77° 51.596'

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(Six miles southwest of this location), on the morning of 27 Aug. 1862, Gen. Robert E. Lee rested at the head of Lt. Gen. James Longstreet's corps as it marched toward Thoroughfare Gap to join Lt. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson's corps near Manassas Junction at the Second Battle of Manassas. The 9th New York Cavalry covering the left flank of Maj. Gen. John Pope's army on its march from Warrenton to Manassas nearly overran (overtook) Lee's position between Ada and Vernon Mills. His staff mounted quickly and formed a line to protect him. The Federals mistook the horsemen for a Confederate cavalry column and turned away.
HM NumberHM7Y
Marker NumberFF-5
Year Placed1997
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 3:32pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 251856 N 4305522
Decimal Degrees38.86355000, -77.85993333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 51.813', W 77° 51.596'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 51' 48.78" N, 77° 51' 35.76" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8375-8415 US-17 BUS, Marshall VA 20115, US
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