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

Second Manassas Campaign

Strategic Rappahannock River Crossings

 
 
Second Manassas Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 25, 2010
1. Second Manassas Campaign Marker
Inscription. A mile northwest stood Waterloo Bridge, where on 22 Aug. 1862 Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart crossed the Rappahannock River to threaten the rear of Union Maj. Gen. John Popeís army 14 miles southeast at Catlett Station on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad. Popeís men guarded several downstream crossings, including Fauquier White Sulphur Springs (3 miles south), Freemanís Ford, Beverlyís Ford, Rappahannock Bridge, Normanís Ford, and Kelly'ís Ford (16 miles). Gen. Robert E. Lee sent Maj. Gen. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson sweeping north and east around the Federals. The maneuver ended In the Second Battle of Manassas on 29 – 30 Aug.
 
Erected 1997 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number C-60.)
 
Location. 38° 41.117′ N, 77° 54.083′ W. Marker is near Warrenton, Virginia, in Fauquier County. Marker is on Lee Highway (U.S. 211) west of Leeds Manor Road / Harts Mill Road (County Route 688), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker cannot be seen from the westbound lanes because of a wide, treed median. Marker is in this post office area: Warrenton VA 20186, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stuart's Ride Around Pope (approx.
Second Manassas Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 25, 2010
2. Second Manassas Campaign Marker
ĺ mile away); Campaign of Second Manassas (approx. 1.1 miles away); Ashland Farm (approx. 2 miles away); a different marker also named Second Manassas Campaign (approx. 2 miles away); Culpeper County / Rappahannock County (approx. 3.9 miles away); a different marker also named Campaign of Second Manassas (approx. 4 miles away); Corbin's Crossroads (approx. 5.2 miles away); Leeton Forest (approx. 5.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Warrenton.
 
More about this marker. This marker replaced a marker from the 1930s with the same number titled “Campaign of Second Manassas” that read “About two miles north is Waterloo Bridge, where J. E. B. Stuart began his raid to Catlettís Station in the rear of Popeís army, August 22, 1862. Some miles farther north is Hinsonís Mill, where Stonewall Jackson crossed this river, August 25, 1862, on the march around Pope that resulted in the Second Battle of Manassas.”
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Waterloo Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 10, 2008
3. Waterloo Bridge
Present-day bridge over the Rappahannock River.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 10, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,074 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 10, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   3. submitted on May 16, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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