Panic at Cub Creek BridgeIn the afternoon of 21 July 1861, after Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's and Brig. Gen. P. G. T. Beauregard's Confederates defeated Brig. Gen. Irvin McDowell's Union army, the bridge over Cub Run was jammed with retreating Federal soldiers as well as civilians who had come to watch the battle. Capt. Delaware Kemper's Confederate artillery fired a few parting rounds toward the bridge, and one shell burst directly overhead. The crowd panicked and upset a wagon, thereby blocking the bridge. The mob of civilians and soldiers abandoned carriages, cannons, and caissons, splashed across the stream, and fled on foot to Alexandria.
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|Placed By||The Department of Historic Resources|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 10:22am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 286241 N 4301190|
|Decimal Degrees||38.83358333, -77.46265000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 50.015', W 77° 27.759'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 50' 0.90" N, 77° 27' 45.54" W|
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|Area Code(s)||703, 571, 202|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 108-122 Cub Run Trail System, Centreville VA 20120, US|
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