The Attack and Death of General StevensActing to protect Pope's line of retreat along the Warrenton Turnpike, Brigadier General Isaac Stevens, commanding the 1st Division, IX Corps, seized the initiative and ordered an attack. With storm clouds threatening and artillery fire booming overhead, Steven's infantry moved briskly in three lines across the Reid lane and up the slope toward the woods. As Stevens' first line came within 200 yards of the woods, Captain Lusk of the 79th New York "Highlanders" shouted, There is no enemy there! They have fallen back!" Instantly, the concealed Confederates opened a withering fire from behind a rail fence bordering the woods, and from across the cornfield.
|Placed By||Fairfax County Park Authority|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 6:37pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 294333 N 4304421|
|Decimal Degrees||38.86460000, -77.37046667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 51.876', W 77° 22.228'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 51' 52.56" N, 77° 22' 13.68" W|
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|Area Code(s)||571, 703|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 4140 West Ox Rd, Fairfax VA 22033, US|
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