Screening Lee's Army
— Prelude to Gettysburg, Mosby's Confederacy —During the Gettysburg Campaign in June 1863, Middleburg was the scene of major cavalry operations. On June 17, 1863, Gen. J.E.B. Stuart's small force, charged with screening Gen. Robert E. Lee's infantry moving north and west of the Blue Ridge Mountains, was surprised by Federal cavalry moving toward Middleburg from the south. Stuart's troops barely escaped as Col. Alfred Duffie's 1st Rhode Island Cavalry (275 men) poured into the town.
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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||Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 12:41pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 262980 N 4316976|
|Decimal Degrees||38.96971667, -77.73581667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 58.183', W 77° 44.149'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 58' 10.98" N, 77° 44' 8.94" W|
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|Area Code(s)||540, 703|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 205 W Marshall St, Middleburg VA 20117, US|
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