Between the ArmiesIn 1861, Falls Church was a farm village located on the Alexandria-Leesburg Turnpike. On May 24, when Virginia's vote of secession became effective, Union troops crossed the Potomac and occupied Arlington Heights and Alexandria. On June 1, the 2nd U.S. Cavalry left the Falls Church area to launch the first major skirmish of the war against Confederate forces at Fairfax Court House.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 5:09pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 312802 N 4305159|
|Decimal Degrees||38.87536667, -77.15795000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 52.522', W 77° 9.477'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 52' 31.32" N, 77° 9' 28.62" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||202, 703|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 5428-5516 N Roosevelt St, Falls Church VA 22044, US|
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