The Gallant Pelham

The Gallant Pelham (HMES)

Location: Fredericksburg, VA 22408
Country: United States of America

N 38° 15.158', W 77° 25.574'

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Here Major John Pelham, commanding Stuart's Horse Artillery, executed a stunning flank attack on advancing Union troops during the Battle of Fredericksburg on 13 December 1862. Reduced to one cannon, the 24-year-old Pelham halted the Federals for almost two hours by employing the flying artillery tactics that he had perfected. Observing from a nearby hilltop, Lee exclaimed, "It is glorious to see such courage in one so young! Lee's battle report commended "the gallant Pelham." The Alabamian was fatally wounded three months later at Kelly's Ford on the upper Rappahannock River.
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HM NumberHMES
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Marker NumberN 3
Year Placed1992
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 4:55pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 287701 N 4236629
Decimal Degrees38.25263333, -77.42623333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 15.158', W 77° 25.574'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 15' 9.48" N, 77° 25' 34.44" W
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Area Code(s)540, 804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10609-10699 Co Rd 608, Fredericksburg VA 22408, US
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