Battle for Fleetwood HillOn the evening of June 8, 1863, Confederate Gen. J.E.B. Stuart and his headquarters staff camped on the northern edge of Fleetwood Hill. Early the next morning, heavy gunfire from the direction of Beverly's Ford (three miles to your left rear), alerted Stuart that his command was under heavy attack. This assaulting element of 5,800 troopers comprised the right wing of Union Gen. Alfred Pleasanton's Cavalry Corps. The left wing of 6,000 men crossed at Kelly's Ford, six miles to your left front. Part of that wing was stalled there. The remainder rode west, planning to swing north at Stevensburg and attack the Confederate rear, but was blocked at the village.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Virginia Civil War Trails, Civil War Trust|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 at 9:02am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 248925 N 4266275|
|Decimal Degrees||38.50948333, -77.87946667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 30.569', W 77° 52.768'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 30' 34.14" N, 77° 52' 46.08" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 20362 Fleetwood Heights Rd, Brandy Station VA 22714, US|
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