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

Lee’s Narrow Escape

 
 
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By Craig Swain, June 22, 2007
1. Lee's Narrow Escape Marker
Inscription. (Six miles southwest of this location), on the morning of 27 Aug. 1862, Gen. Robert E. Lee rested at the head of Lt. Gen. James Longstreet’s corps as it marched toward Thoroughfare Gap to join Lt. Gen. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson’s corps near Manassas Junction at the Second Battle of Manassas. The 9th New York Cavalry covering the left flank of Maj. Gen. John Pope’s army on its march from Warrenton to Manassas nearly overran (overtook) Lee’s position between Ada and Vernon Mills. His staff mounted quickly and formed a line to protect him. The Federals mistook the horsemen for a Confederate cavalry column and turned away.
 
Erected 1997 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number FF-5.)
 
Location. 38° 51.813′ N, 77° 51.596′ W. Marker is in Marshall, Virginia, in Fauquier County. Marker is on West Main Street / John Marshall Highway (Virginia Route 55), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8405 W Main St, Marshall VA 20116, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Campaign of Second Manassas (here, next to this marker); Mosby’s Rangers Disband Site (about
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By Craig Swain, June 22, 2007
2. Lee's Narrow Escape Marker
800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Salem (approx. 0.3 miles away); McClellan Relieved From Command (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mosby’s Rangers Disband (approx. 0.4 miles away); Birthplace of Lt. Presley Neville O’Bannon, USMC (approx. 0.6 miles away); Number 18 School (approx. 1.6 miles away); Oak Hill (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marshall.
 
More about this marker. The marker is in the parking lot for the Marshall United Methodist Church.
 
Also see . . .  Salem - Lee’s Narrow Escape. Civil War Trails Marker nearby that details the same incident. (Submitted on June 26, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 26, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,336 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 26, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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