Meade, advancing south from the Rapidan River to attack Lee, found him in an entrenched position here on November 28, 1863. Heavy skirmishing went on until December 1. Then Meade, thinking Lee's lines too strong to assault, retired across the Rapidan in time to avoid a counterattack by the Confederates.
Geographic Location: Orange County
Physical Description of Location: 30401-30421 Constitution Hwy (Route 20 westbound), Locust Grove, VA 22508. Marker is on right when traveling west on 20, near intersection with Rhoades Road.
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