A mile northwest stood Waterloo Bridge, where on 22 Aug. 1862 Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart crossed the Rappahannock River to threaten the rear of Union Maj. Gen. John Pope's army 14 miles southeast at Catlett Station on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad. Pope's men guarded several downstream crossings, including Fauquier White Sulphur Springs (3 miles south), Freeman's Ford, Beverly's Ford, Rappahannock Bridge, Norman's Ford, and Kelly's Ford (16 miles). Gen. Robert E. Lee sent Maj. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson sweeping north and east around the Federals. The maneuver ended in the Second Battle of Manassas on 29-30 Aug.
Geographic Location: Fauquier County
Physical Description of Location: 9475-9533 Lee Highway (Route 211), Warrenton, VA 20186. Located on Lee Hwy (Hwy 29), 0.75 miles southwest of the intersection of Lee Hwy (Hwy 29) and Leeds Manor Road. Marker is on the left when traveling southwest on Lee Hwy (Hwy 29).
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