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Kellys Ford in Culpeper County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Major John Pelham, C.S.A.

 
 
Major John Pelham, C.S.A. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, January 5, 2008
1. Major John Pelham, C.S.A. Marker
Inscription.
Commanding
the Stuart Horse Artillery
was mortally wounded
at this site in
The Battle of Kelly's Ford
March 17, 1863
Erected 1981
by Admirers of
The Gallant Pelham

 
Erected 1981 by Admirers of the Gallant Pelham.
 
Location. 38° 29.187′ N, 77° 47.435′ W. Marker is in Kellys Ford, Virginia, in Culpeper County. Marker can be reached from Kelly's Ford Road (County Route 674), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located at the end of a trail leading out about 300 yards from a parking area for the C.F. Phelps Wildlife Management Area. Marker is in this post office area: Remington VA 22734, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Battle of Brandy Station (approx. 0.8 miles away); Kelly’s Ford (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Battle of Kelly's Ford (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Kelly's Ford (approx. one mile away); "Chestnut Lawn" (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Kelly’s Ford
Major John Pelham, C.S.A. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, January 5, 2008
2. Major John Pelham, C.S.A. Marker
(approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Kelly's Ford (approx. 2.4 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Kelly's Ford (approx. 2.4 miles away).
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Kelly's Ford. National Park Service summary of the battle and tour. (Submitted on January 6, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Stone Wall image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, January 5, 2008
3. Stone Wall
Portions of the stone wall used by Federal cavalry at this point in the battle.
South Parking Area for the C.F. Phelps Wildlife Area image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, January 5, 2008
4. South Parking Area for the C.F. Phelps Wildlife Area
The trail to the marker is past the gate in the center. The trail parallels the stone wall used by the Federals during the battle. Portions of the stone wall were damaged by development prior to the establishment of the preserve.
The Brannin House image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, January 5, 2008
5. The Brannin House
About a half mile west of the parking lot is the Brannin House. Dating to the 1780s, the house was used on several occasions, including after the Battle of Kelly's Ford, as a hospital during the Civil War. Bloody footprints on the steps of the stairs attest to the casualties attended to within the house. On other occasions the structure and grounds were used for headquarters by several Federal generals.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 3,907 times since then and 189 times this year. Last updated on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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