Spies, Mosby and MarrOn June 1. 1861, the first major skirmish of the Civil War occurred on the main street of Fairfax Court House. In the pre-dawn hours 50 men of Co. B, Second U.S. Cavalry, led by Lt. Charles H. Tomkins, rode into town firing their weapons. As Capt. John Quincy Marr, commander of the Warrenton Rifles, rallied his men against the Union attack, he was killed by a stray bullet—becoming the first Confederate officer to die in the war.
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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||Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 10:21pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 300349 N 4302052|
|Decimal Degrees||38.84465000, -77.30050000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 50.679', W 77° 18.03'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 50' 40.74" N, 77° 18' 1.80" W|
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|Area Code(s)||703, 571|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 10209 Main Street, Fairfax VA 22030, US|
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