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Near Vienna in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Crossroads to War

 
 
Crossroads to War Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, September 24, 2009
1. Crossroads to War Marker
Inscription.  During the Civil War, this junction of Hunter Mill Road and the Alexandria, Loudoun & Hampshire Railroad was a vital crossroads as Union and Confederate troops moved along the tracks between Vienna and Leesburg. In Sept. 1862, the Confederate Brig. Gen. Wade Hampton's cavalry brigade passed here on route to Maryland during the Antietam Campaign. Traveling on the way to Pennsylvania on 17 June 1863, part of the Union's Army of the Potomac bivouacked just north of here, followed by the army's commander, Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker, on 26 June. The next day, Confederate Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart also passed here en route to Gettysburg.
 
Erected 2009 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number T 46-b.)
 
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 June 17, 1863.
 
Location. 38° 55.956′ N, 77° 18.297′ W. Marker is near Vienna, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is at the intersection of Hunter
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Mill Road (County Route 674) and Hunter Station Road, on the right when traveling north on Hunter Mill Road. The marker stands at the intersection with the W&OD Trail. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10401 Hunter Station Rd, Vienna VA 22181, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hunter Station (a few steps from this marker); Hunter’s Mill (a few steps from this marker); Strategic Junction (a few steps from this marker); Cartersville Baptist Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); Terror by the Tracks (approx. one mile away); Walking in the Footsteps of History (approx. one mile away); The Purpose of the Korean Bell Garden (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Bell of Peace and Harmony (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vienna.
 
Also see . . .  Hunter's Mill Defense League. The League sponsored this marker. One of the organization's goals is to protect the scenic and historic character of the Hunter's Mill Road community. Their remarkably high quality DVD provides a detailed history of the Civil War activities in the area. (Submitted on September 24, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Crossroads to War Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, September 24, 2009
2. Crossroads to War Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 24, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,263 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 24, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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