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Stafford in Stafford County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Cavalry Review

 
 
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By Kevin W., April 18, 2015
1. Cavalry Review Marker
Inscription.  On April 6, 1863 near here "on an elevated plain", President Lincoln reviewed 13,000-17,000 men on horseback. the cavalry review was said to be the largest in the world. Reporters wrote it was a grand sight "with banners waving, music crashing, and horses prancing, as the vast column came winding like a huge serpent over the hills past the reviewing party,and then stretching far away out of sight."
 
Erected 2014 by Stafford County.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln series list. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1939.
 
Location. 38° 20.093′ N, 77° 25.083′ W. Marker is in Stafford, Virginia, in Stafford County. Marker can be reached from Deacon Road. On the front lawn of Donald B. Dixon-Lyle R. Smith Middle School. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 503 Deacon Rd, Fredericksburg VA 22405, 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. Lincoln Review (approx. 0.3 miles away); Camp Pitcher (approx.
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By Kevin W., April 18, 2015
2. Cavalry Review Marker
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1.1 miles away); Potomac Creek Bridge (approx. 1.6 miles away); Gen. Hooker's Headquarters (approx. 1.6 miles away); History at Leeland Station (approx. 1.6 miles away); Union Army Ninth Corps (approx. 1.7 miles away); Civil War Observation Balloon Site (approx. 1.8 miles away); Falmouth Railroad Station (approx. 2.2 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 18, 2015, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 481 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 18, 2015, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.

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