Battle of Coffee Hill (Second Battle of Auburn)

Battle of Coffee Hill (Second Battle of Auburn) (HMXW)

Location: Warrenton, VA 20187 Fauquier County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 42.133', W 77° 42.097'

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During the early morning of 14 Oct. 1863, just northwest of here, Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart and two cavalry brigades, cut off from the Army of Northern Virginia by Federal infantry, attacked Union Brig. Gen. John C. Caldwell's forces as they brewed coffee and prepared breakfast on the hill. Confederate Maj. Robert F. Beckham's Horse Artillery fired on Caldwell's troops to begin Stuart's attempted breakout. This surprised Caldwell's men, but the Federals turned their artillery around and responded. During the ensuing conflict, Caldwell's troops repulsed a Confederate cavalry charge. Stuart's actions, however, enabled him to break through the Union lines. Ever since, this hill has been known as Coffee Hill.
Marker NumberCL-9
Year Placed2001
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 9:19am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 265065 N 4287196
Decimal Degrees38.70221667, -77.70161667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 42.133', W 77° 42.097'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 42' 7.98" N, 77° 42' 5.82" W
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Area Code(s)703, 540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 501-505 Co Rd 602, Warrenton VA 20187, US
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