Federal Raid

Federal Raid (HMGD)

Location: Fredericksburg, VA 22407
Country: United States of America

N 38° 11.115', W 77° 30.757'

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On 5 Aug. 1862, two detachments of Union troops left Fredericksburg with the intention of damaging the Orange and Alexandria Railroad. Brig. Gen. John Gibbon led a brigade of some 2,000 men down Telegraph Road toward Hanover Junction, while Col. Lysander Cutler led a smaller force to Frederick's Hall via Spotsylvania Court House. Near Thornburg, Gibbon encountered Confederate cavalry and turned back. Cutler avoided the Confederates, however, and destroyed two miles of track before returning to Fredericksburg on 8 Aug. The Confederates quickly repaired the damage.
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HM NumberHMGD
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Marker NumberE 33
Year Placed2002
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 10:52am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 279938 N 4229353
Decimal Degrees38.18525000, -77.51261667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 11.115', W 77° 30.757'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 11' 6.90" N, 77° 30' 45.42" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8301-8317 U.S. 1, Fredericksburg VA 22407, US
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