Culpeper in Culpeper County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Gallant Pelham
the house in which
Maj. John Pelham, C.S.A.
died on March 17, 1863.
The Culpeper Chapter U.D.C. in 1958
Erected 1958 by Culpeper Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy.
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
Location. 38° 28.442′ N, 77° 59.745′ W. Marker is in Culpeper, Virginia, in Culpeper County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street (Business U.S. 15) and East Cameron Street, on the right when traveling north on North Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is mounted at eye-level, directly on the southwest corner of the building at this location, facing North Main Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 North Main Street, Culpeper VA 22701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. “Gallant” Pelham’s Last Days (within shouting distance of this marker); A.P. Hill's Boyhood Home (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); William "Extra Billy" Smith Eppa Rixey Boyhood Home (about 400 feet away); Historic Antioch Baptist Church (about 800 feet away); A Tribute to Black Americans – Early 1900’s (approx. 0.2 miles away); Culpeper Court House (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Culpeper Court House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Culpeper.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Gallant Pelham’s Last Days
Also see . . . The Gallant Pelham. On March 17, 1863, John Pelham was visiting some friends in Culpeper County, when the booming of guns at Kelly’s Ford fell on his ear. Excusing himself, he mounted his horse and rode rapidly to the scene of action. His own command had not yet arrived, but he found a regiment wavering in confusion. Spurring his horse quickly to the front of the confused mass, his cool ringing voice restored order, and, placing himself at their head to lead them to battle, a fragment of shell struck the brave youth in the head, and he was instantly killed. (Submitted on April 14, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on April 14, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 14, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 14, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.