“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Dumfries in Prince WIlliam County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Dumfries Raid

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By Jeremy Prats, September 9, 2006
1. Dumfries Raid Marker
Inscription.  On 26 December 1862, Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart led 1,800 cavalry out of Fredericksburg on his third and last major raid. Stuart divided his column and on 27 December launched a two-pronged attack on Dumfries, a major Union supply base. The garrison thwarted the Confederate cavalry commanded by Brig. Gen. Fitzhugh Lee and Brig. Gen. W. H. F. ("Rooney") Lee despite the efforts of Stuart's legendary horse artillery. Stuart continued the raid through Occoquan, Burke's Station, Fairfax Court House, Warrenton, and Culpeper before returning to Fredericksburg on 1 January 1863. During the raid, Stuart seized some 200 prisoners, as many horses and mules, and 20 wagonloads of equipment.
Erected 1993 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number E-82.)
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 series list. A significant historical date for this entry is January 1, 1863.
Location. 38° 33.977′ N, 77° 19.461′ W. Marker is in Dumfries, Virginia, in Prince
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By Jeremy Prats, September 8, 2006
2. Dumfries Raid Marker
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WIlliam County. Marker is on Fraley Boulevard (U.S. 1) north of Williamstown Drive, on the right when traveling north. It is next to Cecil Garrison Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dumfries VA 22026, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Graham Park (here, next to this marker); Revolutionary War Campaign of 1781 (here, next to this marker); History of Dumfries (a few steps from this marker); Dumfries - Love’s Tavern (approx. 0.2 miles away); Colonial Dumfries - Williams Ordinary (approx. 0.2 miles away); Prince William County Court House (approx. ¼ mile away); Weems-Botts House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dumfries Methodist Church Bell (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dumfries.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 12, 2006, by Jeremy Prats of Afton, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,332 times since then and 49 times this year. Last updated on February 7, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 12, 2006, by Jeremy Prats of Afton, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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