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

Fields of Fire

 
 
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By Brandon D Cross, February 25, 2016
1. Fields of Fire Marker
Inscription. On 17 June 1863, early in the Gettysburg Campaign, the Union XII Corps camped just north of here. The men left Fairfax Court House at daybreak, ate breakfast at Hunter's Mill, and halted by 11 AM because of extreme heat, 99 degrees in the shade. Devastated by sunstroke casualties two days earlier during the grueling 25-mile-long march north, the Corps continued to suffer. Brig. Gen. Alpheus S. Williams, the First Division Commander, noted on the 17th that "the dry old grass of the fields and woods got on fire, and filled the air with smoke and additional heat."
 
Erected 2014 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number T-57.)
 
Location. 38° 58.46′ N, 77° 18.92′ W. Marker is near Vienna, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is on Hunter Mill Rd (County Route 674) 0.1 miles north of Water Falls Lane, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Vienna VA 22182, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Road To The West (approx. 1.2 miles away); Robert E. Simon, Jr. / Reston, Virginia (approx. 1.4 miles away); Reston (approx. 1.4 miles away); Great Falls Nike Missile Site (approx. 1.6 miles away); U.S. Army Map Service (approx. 1.6 miles away); Sharpsburg (Antietam) Campaign (approx. 1.9 miles away); Historical Statement (The Bell) (approx. 2.1 miles away); Cartersville Baptist Church (approx. 2.2 miles away).
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 13, 2016, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 299 times since then and 84 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on March 13, 2016, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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