Roads to Bristoe StationIn June of 1862, fighting in Virginia was focused around the Confederate Capital in Richmond. In a series of battles known as the Seven Days Campaign, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee beat back Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan's Federal Army of the Potomac. At the same time a new Federal force, named the Army of Virginia, was created to assist McClellan in putting pressure on Richmond. Under the command of Maj. Gen. John Pope, this army numbered nearly 45,000 men. In July Pope's army began to push toward the railroad junction at Gordonsville in central Virginia. In response, Lee detached Maj. Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson with 25,000 men to meet the new threat.
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|Placed By||Prince William County Department of Public Works, Historic Preservation Division|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 4:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 278793 N 4289547|
|Decimal Degrees||38.72691667, -77.54465000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 43.615', W 77° 32.679'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 43' 36.90" N, 77° 32' 40.74" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2801 Town Green Rd, Bristow VA 20136, US|
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