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Near Amissville in Culpeper County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Campaign of Second Manassas

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, October 31, 2009
1. Campaign of Second Manassas Marker
Inscription. Here Lee and Jackson had their headquarters. Here, August 24, 1862, they formed the plan to attack Pope’s line of supply and bring him to battle before McClellan could join him.
 
Erected 1928 by Conservation and Development Commission. (Marker Number G-9.)
 
Location. 38° 40.638′ N, 77° 55.116′ W. Marker is near Amissville, Virginia, in Culpeper County. Marker is at the intersection of Lee Highway (U.S. 211) and Reedville Road (Virginia Route 229), on the right when traveling east on Lee Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Amissville VA 20106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Second Manassas Campaign (approx. 1.1 miles away); Stuart's Ride Around Pope (approx. 1.4 miles away); Culpeper County / Rappahannock County (approx. 2.9 miles away); a different marker also named Campaign of Second Manassas (approx. 3 miles away); Ashland Farm (approx. 3 miles away); a different marker also named Second Manassas Campaign (approx. 3.1 miles away); Corbin's Crossroads (approx. 4.2 miles away); Hinson's Ford (approx. 4.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Amissville.
 
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By J. J. Prats, October 31, 2009
2. Campaign of Second Manassas Marker
 General Lee is Near. “The warm summer month of August 1862 was a critical time for the Army of Northern Virginia. Its commander General Robert E. Lee was stalking his opponent, General John Pope like a hunter in the woods along the Rappahannock river. General Pope commanded a Federal army consisting of 50,000 troops and was waiting to link up with another Federal army of 80,000 men under the command of General McClellan. General Lee had to destroy Pope’s army before the link could happen.” (Submitted on November 1, 2009.) 
 
Additional keywords. General Robert E. Lee, General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson, Confederate, CSA, Major-General John Pope, General George B. McClellan, Union, Federal
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 1, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 944 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 1, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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