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

Cavalry Affairs

Cavalry Affairs Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kathy Walker, April 11, 2007
1. Cavalry Affairs Marker
Inscription.  Near here Wade Hampton with a small cavalry force surprised and captured 5 officers and 87 men of the Third Pennsylvania Cavalry, November 28, 1862. At that time Burnside was moving toward Fredericksburg. On February 25, 1863, Fitz Lee, on a reconnaissance, attacked Union cavalry here, driving it back on Falmouth where the Union army was encamped.
Erected 1931 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number N-5.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is February 25, 1863.
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 38° 24.02′ N, 77° 33.866′ W. Marker was near Fredericksburg, Virginia, in Stafford County. Marker was at the intersection of Warrenton Road (U.S. 17) and Hartwood Road (County Route 612), on the right when traveling west on Warrenton Road. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 12 Hartwood Church Rd, Fredericksburg VA 22406, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. The Little Red Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); Repeated Surprises
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Hartwood Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Road from Yesteryear (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gold Mining in Stafford County (approx. half a mile away); Mt. Olive Baptist Church (approx. 3 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps Company 2363 (approx. 3.7 miles away); Fredericksburg Campaign (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2023. It was originally submitted on September 7, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,490 times since then and 9 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 24, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. As marker was reported missing, a picture of the new marker when replaced. • Can you help?

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