Lee's Narrow Escape
— Mosby's Confederacy, First and Second Manassas Campaign —The Village of Salem (renamed Marshall in 1882) was in the heartland of Col. John Singleton Mosby's Confederacy. His 43rd Battalion of Partisan Rangers was summoned by the grapevine when needed and executed successful raids, often under the cover of darkness. One such action occurred October 5, 1864, one mile southwest of here on Stephenson's Hill. Mosby's men wreaked havoc on Federal soldiers by lobbing artillery shells upon them as they attempted to repair the Manassas Gap Railroad just east of here.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 12:26am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 252323 N 4305781|
|Decimal Degrees||38.86601667, -77.85465000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 51.961', W 77° 51.279'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 51' 57.66" N, 77° 51' 16.74" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 4100-4112 US-17 BUS, Marshall VA 20115, US|
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