History at Leeland StationFollowing its defeat at the Battle of Fredericksburg in December 1862, the Union Army of the Potomac went into winter quarters in Stafford County. Here at Bell-Air (the nearly 400-acre estate of Abraham Primmer, which the Leeland Station community now encompasses), elements of Brigadier General David B. Birney's division laid out its camps, while their commander established his headquarters at the house. In honor of Major William L. Pitcher of the 4th Maine Infantry, who was killed at Fredericksburg, the encampment was named "Camp Pitcher."
|Placed By||Maryland Development Company LLC and the homeowners of Leeland Station|
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|Date Added||Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 11:41am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 286984 N 4246325|
|Decimal Degrees||38.33976667, -77.43733333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 20.386', W 77° 26.24'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 20' 23.16" N, 77° 26' 14.40" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 166-298 Co Rd 626, Fredericksburg VA 22405, US|
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