Near here two foraging expeditions came in conflict, December 20, 1861. The Union force was commanded by General Ord, the Confederate by J. E. B. Stuart. Stuart attacked in order to protect his foraging parties, but was forced to retire after a sharp fight. The next day he returned, reinforced, and carried off his wounded.
Geographic Location: Fairfax County
Physical Description of Location: Great Falls, VA 22066. Located on Leesburg Pike (Rt. 7), 0.75 miles southeast of the intersection of Leesburg Pike (Rt. 7) and Georgetown Pike (Rt. 193). Marker is on the left when traveling southeast on Leesburg Pike (Rt. 7).
Display on Google Maps
Display on Google Earth