J.E.B. Stuart at Munson's Hill

J.E.B. Stuart at Munson's Hill (HMHS)

Location: Falls Church, VA 22041 Fairfax County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 51.54', W 77° 8.688'

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Following the First Battle of Manassas on 21 July 1861, Col. James Ewell Brown Stuart, commander of the 1st Virginia Cavalry, moved his troopers to Fairfax Court House and then here to Munson's Hill, the Confederate position closest to the city of Washington. From his camp Stuart watched Union observers ascend in balloons to study him. Stuart built "Quaker cannons" of logs and marched his men before large campfires to confound the Federals. On 24 September, while still encamped here, he was promoted to the rank of brigadier general.
Marker NumberT 39
Year Placed1992
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 3:38am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 313900 N 4303315
Decimal Degrees38.85900000, -77.14480000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 51.54', W 77° 8.688'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 51' 32.40" N, 77° 8' 41.28" W
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Area Code(s)703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6114-6120 VA-7, Falls Church VA 22041, US
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