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Locust Grove in Orange County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Mine Run Campaign

 
 
Mine Run Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Shane Oliver, May 30, 2020
1. Mine Run Campaign Marker
Inscription.  Union Maj. Gen. George G. Meade's Army of the Potomac crossed the Rapidan River on 26 Nov. 1863 in a last effort to strike Gen. Robert E. Lee's Confederate Army of Northern Virginia before winter. The next day, fighting erupted near here at Robinson's Tavern, 2.5 miles north at Payne's Farm, and three miles south at New Hope Church. Lee withdrew his army to an entrenched position behind Mine Run, about two miles west of here. In frigid weather, Meade spent two contemplating an attack, finally deciding to withdraw rather than risk disaster. The Union Army returned to its camps in Culpeper County and the Confederates to theirs south of the Rapidan, where they passed the winter.
 
Erected 2019 by Virginia Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number JJ-10.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series list. A significant historical date for this entry is November 26, 1863.
 
Location. 38° 18.322′ N, 77° 48.528′ W. Marker is in Locust Grove
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, Virginia, in Orange County. Marker is at the intersection of Constitution Highway (Virginia Route 20) and Zoar Road (Virginia Route 611), on the right when traveling west on Constitution Highway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 32345 Constitution Hwy, Locust Grove VA 22508, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Robinson's Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Face Off (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Mine Run Campaign (about 600 feet away); The Battle of Payne’s Farm (approx. 2.1 miles away); a different marker also named The Mine Run Campaign (approx. 2.1 miles away); a different marker also named The Mine Run Campaign (approx. 2.1 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of Payne’s Farm (approx. 2.1 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of Payne’s Farm (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Locust Grove.
 
Also see . . .  Old Marker at this Location. This marker replaced an older one near this location also titled "Mine Run Campaign". (Submitted on December 17, 2020.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 16, 2020, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 224 times since then and 41 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on December 16, 2020, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
 
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