Confederates in BristoeOn the afternoon of August 26, 1862, about 350 yards ahead, you would have witnessed a long line of freight trains containing dusty Federal infantrymen passing from the marshalling yards of Alexandria (to your left) on their way to the Federal camps at Warrenton Junction, (14 miles to your right). These were men of Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker's division, III Corps, Army of the Potomac. These veteran regiments were part of the reinforcements to the Army of Virginia under Maj. Gen. Pope, who faced Gen. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia across the Rappahannock River. Only a few hours later, at dusk, the lead elements of Maj. Gen. "Stonewall" Jackson's Left Wing of the Army of Northern Virginia arrived here via the road from Gainesville, (behind you) completing a two-day march of more than 50 miles designed to cut the Federal supply line and force Pope from his river line of defense.
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|Placed By||Prince William County Department of Public Works, Historic Preservation Division|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 8:54pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 278722 N 4289182|
|Decimal Degrees||38.72361667, -77.54535000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 43.417', W 77° 32.721'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 43' 25.02" N, 77° 32' 43.26" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 10707 General Kirkland Dr, Bristow VA 20136, US|
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