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Near Warrenton in Fauquier County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Second Manassas Campaign
Strategic Rappahannock River Crossings
 
Second Manassas Campaign Marker Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, September 25, 2010
1. Second Manassas Campaign Marker
 
Inscription. A mile northwest stood Waterloo Bridge, where on 22 Aug. 1862 Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart crossed the Rappahannock River to threaten the rear of Union Maj. Gen. John Pope’s army 14 miles southeast at Catlett Station on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad. Pope’s men guarded several downstream crossings, including Fauquier White Sulphur Springs (3 miles south), Freeman’s Ford, Beverly’s Ford, Rappahannock Bridge, Norman’s Ford, and Kelly'’s Ford (16 miles). Gen. Robert E. Lee sent Maj. Gen. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson sweeping north and east around the Federals. The maneuver ended In the Second Battle of Manassas on 29 – 30 Aug.
 
Erected 1997 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number C-60.)
 
Location. 38° 41.117′ N, 77° 54.083′ W. Marker is near Warrenton, Virginia, in Fauquier County. Marker is on Lee Highway (U.S. 211) west of Leeds Manor Road / Harts Mill Road (County Route 688), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker cannot be seen from the westbound lanes because of a wide, treed median. Marker is in this post office area: Warrenton VA 20186, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stuart's Ride Around Pope (approx. ¾ mile away); Campaign of Second Manassas (approx. 1.1 miles away); Ashland Farm (approx. 2 miles away); a different marker also named Second Manassas Campaign (approx. 2 miles away); Culpeper County / Rappahannock County (approx. 3.9 miles away); a different marker also named Campaign of Second Manassas (approx. 4 miles away); Corbin's Crossroads (approx. 5.2 miles away); Leeton Forest (approx. 5.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Warrenton.
 
Second Manassas Campaign Marker Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, September 25, 2010
2. Second Manassas Campaign Marker
 

 
More about this marker. This marker replaced a marker from the 1930s with the same number titled “Campaign of Second Manassas” that read “About two miles north is Waterloo Bridge, where J. E. B. Stuart began his raid to Catlett’s Station in the rear of Pope’s army, August 22, 1862. Some miles farther north is Hinson’s Mill, where Stonewall Jackson crossed this river, August 25, 1862, on the march around Pope that resulted in the Second Battle of Manassas.”
 
Waterloo Bridge Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, May 10, 2008
3. Waterloo Bridge
Present-day bridge over the Rappahannock River.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on October 10, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 766 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 10, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   3. submitted on May 16, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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