Engagement at James City

Engagement at James City (HM52I)

Location: Culpeper, VA 22701 Madison County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 26.186', W 78° 8.624'

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On 10 October 1863 Confederate cavalry cormmanded by Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart engaged Unioncavalry and infantry under Brig. Gen. H. JudsonKilpatrick and Maj. Gen. William H. French atJames City (present-day Leon). The two forcesconfronted each other atop the ridges on eitherside of the village, and an artillery duel ensued.James City virtually disappeared in the smoke. AConfederate detachment captured the Union signalstation on Thorofare Mountain, a mile to the south.Late in the day Stuart repulsed a Union cavalrycharge, and during the night the Union forcewithdrew toward Culpeper. This engagement wasthe only instance during the war when Stuartled a force without a Virginia regiment.
HM NumberHM52I
Marker NumberG-28A
Year Placed1994
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 1:26am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 749302 N 4258104
Decimal Degrees38.43643333, -78.14373333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 26.186', W 78° 8.624'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 26' 11.16" N, 78° 8' 37.44" W
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Area Code(s)540, 202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101 US-29, Culpeper VA 22701, US
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