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Cavalry Affairs Marker, N-5

Near here Wade Hampton with a small cavalry force surprised and captured 5 officers and 87 men of the Third Pennsylvania Cavalry, November 28, 1862. At that time Burnside was moving toward Fredericksburg. On February 25, 1863, Fitz Lee, on a reconnaissance, attacked Union cavalry here, driving it back on Falmouth where the Union army was encamped.

Marker Information:
Additional Information: Original Marker Replaced under Replacement Marker Program using Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21) Funds. A Federal program enacted into law in 1998.
Date Approved by DHR: 06/18/09
Year On Marker: 1931
Region: Fredericksburg-Culpeper-Warrenton and Upper Piedmont Region
Geographic Location: Stafford County
Physical Description of Location: Warrenton Road (US 17), just west of intersection with Hartwood Road (County Road 612), Fredericksburg, VA 22406. Marker is on right when traveling north on US 17.
GPS Location: 38.4003255480,-77.5644336020
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