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.
Date Approved by DHR: 06/18/09
Year On Marker: 1931
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.
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