Drama at Vineyard Hill
— Gettysburg Campaign —This site, known during the war as Vineyard Hill, commands a clear view of the road, stone walls, and fields in front of you where 10,000 cavalry and infantry clashed in the Battle of Upperville on June 21, 1863. It was the fifth day of attack and counterattack along present-day U.S. Route 50 and in the towns of Aldie, Middleburg, and Upperville. Union Gen. Alfred E. Pleasonton pushed west towards the Blue Ridge Mountains while Confederate Gen. J.E.B. Stuart fought to delay the Northerners long enough to conceal Gen. Robert E. Lee's march through the Shenandoah Valley toward Pennsylvania.
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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||Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 4:08am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 251236 N 4319651|
|Decimal Degrees||38.99053333, -77.87220000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 59.432', W 77° 52.332'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 59' 25.92" N, 77° 52' 19.92" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||540, 703|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 8587-8589 US-50, Upperville VA 20184, US|
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