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

The Gallant Pelham

 
 
The Gallant Pelham Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 28, 2015
1. The Gallant Pelham Marker
Inscription.  
On this site stood
the house in which
Maj. John Pelham, C.S.A.
died on March 17, 1863.
Erected by
The Culpeper Chapter U.D.C. in 1958

 
Erected 1958 by Culpeper Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy.
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy series list. A significant historical date for this entry is March 17, 1863.
 
Location. 38° 28.442′ N, 77° 59.745′ W. Marker is in Culpeper, Virginia, in Culpeper County. Memorial is at the intersection of North Main Street (Business U.S. 15) and East Cameron Street, on the right when traveling north on North Main Street. Marker is mounted at eye-level, directly on the southwest corner of the building at this location, facing North Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 North Main Street, 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. George Washington (within shouting distance of this marker); “Gallant” Pelham’s Last Days (within shouting distance of this marker); A.P. Hill's Boyhood Home
The Gallant Pelham Marker (<i>wide view; marker at southwest corner of building</i>) image. Click for full size.
2. The Gallant Pelham Marker (wide view; marker at southwest corner of building)
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(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); William "Extra Billy" Smith (about 300 feet away); Eppa Rixey Boyhood Home (about 400 feet away); Confederate Memorial (about 400 feet away); Vietnam War Memorial (about 500 feet away); The Blair Property and Sugar Bottom (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Culpeper.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Gallant Pelham’s Last Days
 
Also see . . .  The Gallant Pelham. On March 17, 1863, John Pelham was visiting some friends in Culpeper County, when the booming of guns at Kelly’s Ford fell on his ear. Excusing himself, he mounted his horse and rode rapidly to the scene of action. His own command had not yet arrived, but he found a regiment wavering in confusion. Spurring his horse quickly to the front of the confused mass, his cool ringing voice restored order, and, placing himself at their head to lead them to battle, a fragment of shell struck the brave youth in the head, and he was instantly killed. (Submitted on April 14, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 14, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 14, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 212 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 14, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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