Culpeper in Culpeper County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Civil War
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1864.
Location. 38° 28.438′ N, 78° 0.15′ W. Marker is in Culpeper, Virginia, in Culpeper County. Marker can be reached from North Blue Ridge Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Located along the Yowell Meadow Park loop trail. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Culpeper VA 22701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Revolutionary War (within shouting distance of this marker); Mountain Run Watershed (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Culpeper Minute Men (about 800 feet away); Major Gabriel Long (approx. 0.2 miles away); Yowell Meadow Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Historic Antioch Baptist Church (approx. ¼ mile away); The Blair Property and Sugar Bottom (approx. ¼ mile away); Vietnam War Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Culpeper.
More about this marker. On the left is a portrait of Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart. Beside it is a photo of an Encampment at Brandy Station December, 1863. In the bottom left is a photo of Rapidan Ford. And in the lower right is a View of Culpeper c. 1865.
A time line below the text indicates key events of the Civil War related to Culpeper.
1862 - July 20 - Federal forces occupy Culpeper.
1862 - August 17 - Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart orders Fitzhugh Lee to cross Rapidan River. U.S. General Pope learns of Lee's movements and leaves Culpeper.
1862 - October 6-7 - Rebel troops retreat through Culpeper after defeat at Barbee's Crossroads.
1862 - October 7 - Skirmishes at the burnt Rappahannock railroad bridge.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 21, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,015 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 21, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.