Stuart's Catlett Station RaidOn 22 Aug. 1862, Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart led his cavalry on a raid behind Maj. Gen. John Pope's army. Stuart crossed the Rappahannock River at Waterloo Bridge, two miles west, then rode around Pope's right flank just north of here to attack Catlett Station on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad after dark. The raid did little damage but Stuart captured Pope's colorful dress uniform coat. Stuart, who earlier had lost his plumed hat to Union cavalry, soon wrote Pope suggesting an exchange of "prisoners." Receiving no reply, Stuart sent the coat to Richmond, where Gov. John Letcher displayed it in the Capital.
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|Marker Number||C 58|
|Placed By||Department of Historic Resources|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 3:39pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 250148 N 4287802|
|Decimal Degrees||38.70358333, -77.87318333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 42.215', W 77° 52.391'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 42' 12.90" N, 77° 52' 23.46" W|
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|Area Code(s)||703, 540|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 8869-8999 Lee Highway, Warrenton VA 20186, US|
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