Culpeper in Culpeper County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Culpeper Court House
Battle of Culpeper Court House
Confederate cavalryman G.W. Beare wrote that the train “attracted the aim of [Federal] guns, and their shells passed high over our heads and burst over the train as it steamed away.” Federal cavalry dashed into the town from your left. Although the train made it to safety, three Confederate cannon posted near the depot were captured. As the battle progressed to the south, flamboyant Federal Gen. George A. Custer was wounded in the foot by a shell fragment. Captured Confederates confirmed that part of the army under Gen. James Longstreet had indeed departed;
Erected by Virginia Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Orange and Alexandria Railroad, and the Virginia Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 38° 28.35′ N, 77° 59.583′ W. Marker is in Culpeper, Virginia, in Culpeper County. Marker is at the intersection of South Commerce Street, on the left when traveling south on South Commerce Street. Touch for map. Marker is at the foot of Davis Street, at the Amtrak station. Marker is at or near this postal address: East Davis Street, Culpeper VA 22701, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Culpeper Court House (here, next to this marker); A Tribute to Black Americans – Early 1900’s (within shouting distance of this marker); Eppa Rixey Boyhood Home (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); 28th Regiment New York State Volunteer Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pennsylvania Seventh Ohio Regiment (approx. 0.2 miles away); A.P. Hill's Boyhood Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); Second Massachusetts Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Culpeper.
More about this marker. There is a map of the area on the right side of the marker and a photograph in the center attributed to the Library of Congress with this caption The Orange & Alexandria Railroad, seen here with one of its trains leaving the Court House, made Culpeper a prized target for both Federal and Confederate military strategists.
Also see . . . A Civil War Walking Tour of Culpeper Virginia. A guide to Culpeper's Civil War sites. (Submitted on October 19, 2008, 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 19, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,969 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 19, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 6, 7, 8. submitted on October 19, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.