Cavalry Engagement near Hunter's Mill

Cavalry Engagement near Hunter's Mill (HM10VO)

Location: Vienna, VA 22181 Fairfax County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 54.57', W 77° 17.05'

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On 26 Nov. 1861, a 120-man detachment of Col. Robert Ransom Jr.'s 1st North Carolina Cavalry attacked 94 men of the 3rd Pennsylvania Cavalry under Capt. Charles Bell. Ransom's men took Bell's detachment from the rear as the Pennsylvanians headed north on Lawyers Road out of Vienna. The panicked Union troops suffered significant losses in the two-mile long engagement, with one killed, six wounded, and 26 taken prisoner. Regarding his cavalry, recently appointed Confederate Brig. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart reported: "The result of this our first engagement with the enemy's cavalry is, I doubt not, highly satisfactory to the General-In-Chief."
HM NumberHM10VO
Marker NumberBW 5
Year Placed2011
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 5:06am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 301947 N 4309214
Decimal Degrees38.90950000, -77.28416667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 54.57', W 77° 17.05'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 54' 34.20" N, 77° 17' 3.00" W
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Area Code(s)571, 703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9762-9798 State Rte 673, Vienna VA 22181, US
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