Near Culpeper in Culpeper County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Lee and Pope
Erected 1927 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number F-16.)
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 year for this entry is 1862.
Location. 38° 26.458′ N, 78° 1.247′ W. Marker is near Culpeper, Virginia, in Culpeper County. Marker is at the intersection of James Madison Highway (U.S. 15) and Madison Road, on the right when traveling south on James Madison Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Culpeper VA 22701, 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. Battle of Cedar Mountain (here, next to this marker); Mount Pony Signal Station (approx. 0.6 miles away); Greenwood (approx. 1.4 miles away); Col. John Jameson Guinn Bungalow (approx. 2.2 miles away); Mitchells Presbyterian Church (approx. 2.2 miles away); 902 South East Street (approx. 2.3 miles away); 901 South East Street (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Culpeper.
Regarding Lee and Pope. This is one of several markers interpreting the Battle of Cedar Mountain. See the Battle of Cedar Mountain Virtual Tour by Markers linked below.
Also see . . .
1. Animated Overview of the Second Manassas Campaign. An excellent visual guide through the campaign leading up to the battle of Second Masassas. The action described on the marker is part of the early phases of this campaign. (Submitted on December 30, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Timeline of the Second Manassas Campaign. In particular consider the events between August 9 and 18, 1862 which pertain to the topic of this marker. Taken in perspective, the Battle of Cedar Mountain served to draw Federal Gen. Pope into an exposed position near the Rapidan River. Confederate Gen. Lee hoped to trap him there. When (Submitted on December 30, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
3. Battle of Cedar Mountain Virtual Tour by Markers. A set markers that document the Battle of Cedar Mountain, August 9, 1862, and the early phases of the Second Manassas Campaign. (Submitted on January 1, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 30, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,370 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 30, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.