“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Catlett in Fauquier County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Stuart and Mosby

Stuart and Mosby Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Kevin White, August 30, 2007
1. Stuart and Mosby Marker
Inscription. Here on the evening of August 22, 1862, General J. E. B. Stuart raided General Pope’s headquarters. Unable to burn the railroad bridge because of a heavy thunderstorm, Stuart withdrew his troops as well as 300 Federal prisoners and Pope’s dispatch case.

At nearby Warrenton Junction (Calverton) on May 3, 1863, Colonel John S. Mosby attacked the Federal 1st West Virginia Regiment, but was forced to flee when surprised by 1st Vermont and 5th New York Cavalry.
Erected 1981 by Catlett-Calverton Ruritan Club. (Marker Number B-36.)
Location. 38° 38.864′ N, 77° 38.954′ W. Marker is near Catlett, Virginia, in Fauquier County. Marker is at the intersection of Catlett Road (Virginia Route 28) and Battle Lane, on the right when traveling north on Catlett Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Catlett VA 20119, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Catlett’s Station (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mosby’s Raid at Catlett’s Station (approx. ¾ mile away); Fauquier County / Prince William County (approx. 3.2 miles away); Stuart's Bivouac (approx.
Stuart and Mosby Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Kevin White, August 30, 2007
2. Stuart and Mosby Marker
3.6 miles away); German Town (approx. 3.8 miles away); John Marshall’s Birthplace (approx. 4.4 miles away); Neavil's Ordinary (approx. 4.5 miles away); Warrenton Cemetery (approx. 4.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Catlett.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Stuart's Revenge detailed in markers.
Categories. War, US Civil
Cedar Run Bridge Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 22, 2007
3. Cedar Run Bridge
Stuart attempted to burn the railroad bridge here on August 22, 1862 unsuccessfully. The modern bridge spans the run about a hundred yards northeast of the marker location.
Warrenton Junction Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, December 22, 2007
4. Warrenton Junction
Roughly two miles southwest of the marker is Warrenton Junction, where a spur line Warrenton joined the Orange and Alexandria Railroad. The spur line can be seen leaving the main line and running to the right of the photo. Mosby attempted to cut the lines in May 1863, unsuccessfully. The action here occurred at the same time the armies were fully engaged in the Battle of Chancellorsville.
O&A Bridge Abutment Photo, Click for full size
July 28, 2013
5. O&A Bridge Abutment
A few remnants of the 1800s O&A bridge abutments are still on site.
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,157 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5. submitted on . • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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