Haymarket in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Haymarket During the Civil War
“Pass Around Their Army Without Hindrance”
—Gettysburg Campaign —
Here, Stuart and U.S. Gen. Winfield S. Hancock’s II Corps converged on the Old Carolina Road simultaneously. Hancock, too, was marching north toward Leesburg. Stuart attacked the Federal wagon train and infantry, shelling them with six cannons. This bombardment “scattered men, wagons, and horses in wild confusion,” causing several Union casualties. The Federals regrouped, formed a battle line, and marched toward Stuart, forcing him to make a decision either to fight the larger force or to retreat. Stuart decided to withdraw southwest toward Buckland Mills and sent a courier to Lee detailing his change of plans. The courier never reached Lee with this vital news. Stuart began moving northward on a new route that took him 60 miles away from his intended
Erected by Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 38° 48.74′ N, 77° 38.232′ W. Marker is in Haymarket, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is on Washington Street (John Marshall Highway) (Virginia Route 55) west of Jefferson Street (Old Carolina Road), on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Haymarket VA 20169, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Haymarket During the War (here, next to this marker); Colonial Roads (within shouting distance of this marker); Haymarket Post Office (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Paul's, Episcopal (approx. 0.2 miles away); Second Battle of Manassas (approx. 1.7 miles away); Campaign of Second Manassas (approx. 1.7 miles away); Bull Run Battlefields (approx. 1.7 miles away); Rock Fight (approx. 1.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Haymarket.
Related marker Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page originally submitted on December 16, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 3,183 times since then. Last updated on July 4, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 16, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.