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

Lee and Pope

 
 
Lee and Pope Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 22, 2007
1. Lee and Pope Marker
Inscription. To the south is Clark's Mountain, behind which Lee's army was gathered, August 17, 1862. From a signal station on the mountain top Lee looked down on Pope's army, which he wished to attack. Pope, realizing his danger, retired northward.
 
Erected 1927 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number F-16.)
 
Location. 38° 26.458′ N, 78° 1.247′ W. Marker is near Culpeper, Virginia, in Culpeper County. Marker is at the intersection of James Madison Highway (U.S. 15) and Madison Road, on the right when traveling south on James Madison Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Culpeper VA 22701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Cedar Mountain (here, next to this marker); Mount Pony Signal Station (approx. 0.6 miles away); Greenwood (approx. 1.4 miles away); Col. John Jameson (approx. 2 miles away); Mitchells Presbyterian Church (approx. 2.2 miles away); Culpeper Minute Men (approx. 2.3 miles away); a different marker also named The Culpeper Minute Men (approx. 2.4 miles away); The Civil War (approx. 2.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Culpeper.
 
Regarding Lee and Pope.
Virginia Markers F 16 and F 19 image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 22, 2007
2. Virginia Markers F 16 and F 19
This is one of several markers interpreting the Battle of Cedar Mountain. See the Battle of Cedar Mountain Virtual Tour by Markers linked below.
 
Also see . . .
1. Animated Overview of the Second Manassas Campaign. An excellent visual guide through the campaign leading up to the battle of Second Masassas. The action described on the marker is part of the early phases of this campaign. (Submitted on December 30, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Timeline of the Second Manassas Campaign. In particular consider the events between August 9 and 18, 1862 which pertain to the topic of this marker. Taken in perspective, the Battle of Cedar Mountain served to draw Federal Gen. Pope into an exposed position near the Rapidan River. Confederate Gen. Lee hoped to trap him there. When orders intended for Confederate Gen. J.E.B. Stuart were captured, Pope realized his predicament and fell back towards the Rappahannock River. (Submitted on December 30, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. Battle of Cedar Mountain Virtual Tour by Markers. A set markers that document the Battle of Cedar Mountain, August 9, 1862, and the early phases of the Second Manassas Campaign. (Submitted on January 1, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Clark's Mountain image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 22, 2007
3. Clark's Mountain
Seen from the marker's location, some six miles distant as the crow flies is Clark's Mountain.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 30, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,071 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 30, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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