Mosby's Raid at Catlett's Station

Mosby's Raid at Catlett's Station (HMTG)

Location: Catlett, VA 20119 Fauquier County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 39.364', W 77° 38.434'

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To halt the flow of supplies to Union forces on the Orange & Alexandria R.R., Maj. John S. Mosby, C.S.A., destroyed a train near here on 30 May 1863. Removing a rail to stop the train, Mosby's Rangers disabled the engine with a recently acquired howitzer, described as "too big to fit in a holster, but too small to be a cannon." Alerted by the firing, nearby Union troops (N.Y., Mich., & Vt.), commanded by Col. William D. Mann, attempted to capture the Confederates. Mosby set fire to the railcars and withdrew, fighting a delaying action with his single artillery piece.
Marker NumberB-35
Year Placed1996
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 4:26pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 270227 N 4281919
Decimal Degrees38.65606667, -77.64056667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 39.364', W 77° 38.434'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 39' 21.84" N, 77° 38' 26.04" W
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Area Code(s)540, 703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3517-3523 VA-28, Catlett VA 20119, US
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