Here on the evening of August 22, 1862, General J. E. B. Stuart raided General Pope's headquarters. Unable to burn the railroad bridge because of a heavy thunderstorm, Stuart withdrew his troops as well as 300 Federal prisoners and Pope's dispatch case. At nearby Warrenton Junction (Calverton) on May 3, 1863, Colonel John S. Mosby attacked the Federal 1st West Virginia Regiment, but was forced to flee when surprised by 1st Vermont and 5th New York Cavalry.
Geographic Location: Fauquier County
Physical Description of Location: 3641 Catlett Road (Route 28), Catlett, VA 20119. Marker is on right when traveling north on Route 28, about 500 feet before crossing bridge.
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