Fields of Fire

Fields of Fire (HM1R1W)

Location: Vienna, VA 22182 Fairfax County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 58.461', W 77° 18.916'

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On 17 June 1863, early in the Gettysburg Campaign, the Union XII Corps camped just north of here. The men left Fairfax Court House at daybreak, ate breakfast at Hunter's Mill, and halted by 11 AM because of extreme heat, 99 degrees in the shade. Devastated by sunstroke casualties two days earlier during the grueling 25-mile-long march north, the Corps continued to suffer. Brig. Gen. Alpheus S. Williams, the First Division Commander, noted on the 17th that "the dry old grass of the fields and woods got on fire, and filled the air with smoke and additional heat."
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HM NumberHM1R1W
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Marker NumberT-57
Year Placed2014
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, March 14th, 2016 at 1:04pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 299433 N 4316479
Decimal Degrees38.97435000, -77.31526667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 58.461', W 77° 18.916'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 58' 27.66" N, 77° 18' 54.96" W
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Area Code(s)703, 202, 571
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1223-1243 State Rte 674, Vienna VA 22182, US
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