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

Where Pelham Fell

 
 
Where Pelham Fell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin White, August 30, 2007
1. Where Pelham Fell Marker
Inscription. Four miles southeast, at Kelly’s Ford, Major John Pelham, commanding Stuart’s Horse Artillery, was mortally wounded, March 17, 1863.
 
Erected 1927 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number F-10.)
 
Location. 38° 30.837′ N, 77° 51.124′ W. Marker is in Elkwood, Virginia, in Culpeper County. Marker is at the intersection of James Madison Highway (U.S. 15/29) and Kelly’s Ford Road (County Route 674) on James Madison Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elkwood VA 22718, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Brandy Station (approx. 0.9 miles away); The 1863-64 Winter Encampment (approx. one mile away); St. James Episcopal Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of Brandy Station (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named The 1863-64 Winter Encampment (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Brandy Station (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of Brandy Station (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of Brandy Station (approx. 1.4 miles away).
 
Related markers.
Where Pelham Fell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin White, August 30, 2007
2. Where Pelham Fell Marker
Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Gallant Pelham Marker. Where Major John Pelham earned the title, Gallant. (Submitted on August 31, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 

2. Nearby Major John Pelham Monument. The monument shown in photographs 3 through 8 has been moved to Brandy Station, 2 miles west. Use this link to see it at its new location. (Submitted on August 8, 2015.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Pelham Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 22, 2007
3. Pelham Monument
A short distance to the west on the James Madison Highway at the intersection with Beverly Ford Road (CR 676) is this monument to Pelham, erected in 1926 by his wife with the help of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. The monument is best viewed after parking on the roadside of Beverly Ford Road, although there is a section of the old highway road bed in front of the memorial. Visitors should use caution around this busy intersection.
Front Face of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 22, 2007
4. Front Face of Monument
In Memory
of
Major John Pelham
Born Sept. 7, 1838
in Calhoun Co. Ala.
Mortally Wounded
near Kelly's Ford, VA
Right Face image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 22, 2007
5. Right Face
Base stone
from Kelly's
ford battlefield
near spot where
Pelham fell.
Rear Face image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 22, 2007
6. Rear Face
Like Marshal Ney
one of the
bravest of
the brave
Left Face image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 22, 2007
7. Left Face
Erected by
Geo. E.
and his wife
Lenora J. Douglas
1926.
Footstones at the Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 22, 2007
8. Footstones at the Monument
Property Pelham
Chapter
U.D.C.
Birmingham
Ala.
Deed of gift to
Culpeper Chapter
UDC # 73
20 Jan. 1998
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 3,212 times since then and 99 times this year. Last updated on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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