Stuart's Revenge detailed in markers. Use the “First >>” button above to see these markers in sequence.|
|Virginia (Orange County), Verdiersville — JJ 12 — Stuart's "Very Narrow Escape"|
|At dawn on 18 Aug. 1862, Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart was awakened by the clatter of approaching cavalry. Expecting Maj. Gen. Fitzhugh Lee to join him in scouting Maj. Gen. John Pope's Union army, Stuart was surprised by Federal troopers instead. Mounting his horse Skylark, Stuart vaulted a fence and barely escaped, but lost his hat. The next day, he wrote his wife that "I am greeted on all sides with congratulations and 'where's your hat!' I intend to make the Yankees pay for that hat." On 22 Aug., . . . — Map (db m4696) HM|
|Virginia (Fauquier County), Catlett — Catlett’s Station — Stuart’s Revenge|
|Second Manassas Campaign August 22, 1862, was a day of surprises in Fauquier County, most of which were provided by Confederate Gen. J.E.B. Stuart and his 1,500 cavalrymen. Their target was the lightly guarded Union supply depot here at Catlett’s Station, thirteen miles behind Gen. John Pope’s Union army on the Rappahonnock River. Citizens of nearby Warrenton were pleasantly surprised as Susan Emeline Caldwell described in a letter to her husband the following day: ”Our town was . . . — Map (db m2750) HM|
|Virginia (Fauquier County), Catlett — B-36 — Stuart and Mosby|
|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. — Map (db m2244) HM|