Near Warrenton in Fauquier County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Second Manassas Campaign
Stuart's Catlett Station Raid
Erected 1997 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number C-58.)
Location. 38° 42.215′ N, 77° 52.391′ W. Marker is near Warrenton, Virginia, in Fauquier County. Marker is at the intersection of Lee Highway (U.S. 211) and Holtzclaw Road (County Route 681), on the right when traveling east on Lee Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Warrenton VA 20186, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other Ashland Farm (a few steps from this marker); Stuart's Ride Around Pope (approx. 1.9 miles away); a different marker also named Second Manassas Campaign (approx. 2 miles away); Campaign of Second Manassas (approx. 3.1 miles away); Leeton Forest (approx. 3.6 miles away); Warrenton (approx. 3.7 miles away); Black Horse Cavalry (approx. 3.7 miles away); Warrenton Cemetery (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Warrenton.
More about this marker. This marker replaced a marker from the 1930s with this same number titled “Campaign of Second Manassas” which read “By this road Stuart came on his raid to Catlett’s Station, August 22, 1962. At that time most of the Union troops were guarding the passages of the Rappahannock River. Crossing at Waterloo Bridge, Stuart moved around the right of Pope’s army to its rear. This raid should have awakened Pope to his dangerous position.” Originally only half a mile west of Warrenton, it later reported to be here, four miles west, and was missing by 1989 until replaced by the current marker.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 16, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 931 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 16, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.