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

Federal Raid

Federal Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, July 15, 2007
1. Federal Raid Marker
Inscription. On 5 Aug. 1862, two detachments of Union troops left Fredericksburg with the intention of damaging the Orange and Alexandria Railroad. Brig. Gen. John Gibbon led a brigade of some 2,000 men down Telegraph Road toward Hanover Junction, while Col. Lysander Cutler led a smaller force to Frederick's Hall via Spotsylvania Court House. Near Thornburg, Gibbon encountered Confederate cavalry and turned back. Cutler avoided the Confederates, however, and destroyed two miles of track before returning to Fredericksburg on 8 Aug. The Confederates quickly repaired the damage.
Erected 2002 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number E-33.)
Location. 38° 11.115′ N, 77° 30.757′ W. Marker is near Massaponax, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker is on Jefferson Davis Highway (U.S. 1) 0.1 miles south of Massaponax Church Road (County Route 608), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fredericksburg VA 22407, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Road to Guinea Station (a few steps from this marker); James Farmer, Civil Rights Leader (within shouting distance of this marker); Massaponax Baptist Church
Marker on Rt. 1 image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, July 15, 2007
2. Marker on Rt. 1
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Massaponax Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Plantations on Guinea Station Road (approx. 0.6 miles away); Stanard’s Mill (approx. 2˝ miles away); Mud Tavern (approx. 3.7 miles away); "If It Takes All Summer" (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Massaponax.
Categories. War, US Civil
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 15, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,077 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 15, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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