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

In Memory of Major John Pelham

 
 
Major John Pelham Monument, South Face image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, August 8, 2015
1. Major John Pelham Monument, South Face
Inscription.  
(south face)
In memory of Major John Pelham. Born Sept. 7, 1838 in Calhoun Co. Ala. Mortally wounded March 17, 1863 near Kelley’s Ford, Va.

(east face)
Base stone from Kelly’s Ford battlefield near spot where Pelham fell.

(west face)
Like Marshal Ney, one of the bravest of the brave.

(north face)
Erected by Geo. E. and his wife Lenora J. Douglas, 1926.
 
Erected 1926 by George E. and Lenora J. Douglas, through the Pelham Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC), Birmingham Alabama.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker 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, 1756.
 
Location. 38° 30.166′ N, 77° 53.468′ W. Marker is in Brandy Station, Virginia, in Culpeper County. Marker is on Brandy Road (County Route 762) just east of Carrico Mills Road (Route 669), on the left when traveling east. Marker is on the dead-end block of Brandy Road at
Major John Pelham Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, August 8, 2015
2. Major John Pelham Monument
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the intersection of U.S. 29 (U.S 15) and County Routes 762, 669, 663 and the Norfolk Southern Railroad in the tiny town of Brandy Station. It is across the road from the Graffiti House. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brandy Station VA 22714, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Graffiti House (within shouting distance of this marker); The 1863-64 Winter Encampment (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Battle of Brandy Station (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named The Battle of Brandy Station (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Battle of Brandy Station (approx. ¾ mile away); a different marker also named Battle of Brandy Station (approx. ¾ mile away); a different marker also named Battle of Brandy Station (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Brandy Station (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brandy Station.
 
More about this marker. This monument was recently moved to this location in 2013. It was in Elkwood about two miles east until recently. This database has photographs dated 2007 showing the monument there.
 
Regarding In Memory of Major John Pelham. Pelham did not fall here, he fell near Kelly's Ford on the Rappahannock River a little over six miles away in a straight line.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. This and nearby Pelham markers.
 
Also see . . .  Culpeper's Pelham monument moves to new site. 2013 article by Donnie Johnson in the Fredericksburg
East and North Faces, Major John Pelham Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, August 8, 2015
3. East and North Faces, Major John Pelham Monument
The Free Lance-Star. “The widening of U.S. 29 all but eliminated parking, and an iron gate that once allowed entrance into a tidily kept 144-square-foot donated lot disappeared years ago. ‘In our view, the site was no longer suitable for a monument to a person who was considered a Confederate hero,’ McKinney said.” (Submitted on August 9, 2015.) 
 
North and West Faces, Major John Pelham Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, August 8, 2015
4. North and West Faces, Major John Pelham Monument
Right Face image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, December 22, 2007
5. Right Face
Base stone
from Kelley's
Ford battlefield
near spot where
Pelham fell.
Rear Face image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, December 22, 2007
6. Rear Face
Like Marshal Ney
one of the
bravest of
the brave
Left Face image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, December 22, 2007
7. Left Face
Erected by
Geo. E.
and his wife
Lenora J. Douglas
1926.
Base Stone, Brass Plaque and Gift Stone, Major John Pelham Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, August 8, 2015
8. Base Stone, Brass Plaque and Gift Stone, Major John Pelham Monument
View of the base stone mentioned on the monument. Brass plaque reads “Property Pelham Chapter, U.D.C., Birmingham, Ala.” Granite stone reads “Deed of Gift to Culpeper Chapter, UDC #73, 20 Jan 1998.”
John Pelham in West Point Uniform, With Hat image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Gilbert Studios, Philadelphia, Pa., 1898
9. John Pelham in West Point Uniform, With Hat
Source: Alabama Department of Archives and History, via Wikipedia Commons.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 8, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 653 times since then and 36 times this year. Last updated on August 10, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 8, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   5, 6, 7. submitted on December 27, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   8. submitted on August 8, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   9. submitted on August 9, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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May. 23, 2022