"Pass Around Their Army Without Hindrance"
— Gettysburg Campaign —On June 25, 1863, Confederate Gen. J.E.B. Stuart and about 5,000 of his cavalrymen approachedHaymarket. They acted on orders from commanding Gen. Robert E. Lee, who was on the western side of the Bull Run Mountains marching north to invade Maryland and Pennsylvania. He directed Stuart to "pass around their [U.S.] army without hindrance" to screen the Army of Northern Virginia from observation as it crossed the Potomac River. Stuart took the intendedroute north through Haymarket on the advice of the noted partisan ranger Maj. John S. Mosby.
|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 2:51am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 271020 N 4299255|
|Decimal Degrees||38.81233333, -77.63720000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 48.74', W 77° 38.232'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 48' 44.40" N, 77° 38' 13.92" W|
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|Area Code(s)||703, 571|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 15025 Washington St, Haymarket VA 20169, US|
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