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Near Vienna in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Crossroads to War

 
 
Crossroads to War Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, September 24, 2009
1. Crossroads to War Marker
Inscription. During the Civil War, this junction of Hunter Mill Road and the Alexandria, Loudoun & Hampshire Railroad was a vital crossroads as Union and Confederate troops moved along the tracks between Vienna and Leesburg. In Sept. 1862, the Confederate Brig. Gen. Wade Hampton's cavalry brigade passed here on route to Maryland during the Antietam Campaign. Traveling on the way to Pennsylvania on 17 June 1863, part of the Union's Army of the Potomac bivouacked just north of here, followed by the army's commander, Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker, on 26 June. The next day, Confederate Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart also passed here en route to Gettysburg.
 
Erected 2009 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number T 46-b.)
 
Location. 38° 55.956′ N, 77° 18.297′ W. Marker is near Vienna, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is at the intersection of Hunter Mill Road (County Route 674) and Hunter Station Road, on the right when traveling north on Hunter Mill Road. Click for map. The marker stands at the intersection with the W&OD Trail. Marker is in this post office area: Vienna VA 22182, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hunter Station (a few steps from this marker); Hunterís Mill (a few steps from this marker); Strategic Junction (a few steps from this marker); Cartersville Baptist Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); Terror by the Tracks (approx. one mile away); The Springhouse (approx. 1.2 miles away); Cavalry Engagement near Hunter's Mill (approx. 1.9 miles away); Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts (approx. 2.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Vienna.
Crossroads to War Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, September 24, 2009
2. Crossroads to War Marker

 
Also see . . .  Hunter's Mill Defense League. The League sponsored this marker. One of the organization's goals is to protect the scenic and historic character of the Hunter's Mill Road community. Their remarkably high quality DVD provides a detailed history of the Civil War activities in the area. (Submitted on September 24, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 

 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,501 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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