Wyndham's AttackUnion Lt. Col. Percy Wyndham advanced his command from Brandy Station and centered his attack on this spot. To your right, the 1st New Jersey Cavalry ascended the slope. The 1st Maryland Cavalry occupied the center, and to your left, circling around the southern base of Fleetwood Hill, the 1st Pennsylvania Cavalry galloped toward the eastern crest. Just before Federal troopers reached the summit, the 12th Virginia Cavalry charged up from the other side, rode over this plateau, and smashed into the 1st New Jersey. The determined New Jerseyans were not to be denied, however, and they slashed aside the 12th Virginia, triumphantly gaining the summit. The 12th Virginia lost its battle flag in the savage fighting, the only regimental standard to be captured that day.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Virginia Civil War Trails, Civil War Trust|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 at 9:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 248925 N 4266275|
|Decimal Degrees||38.50948333, -77.87946667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 30.569', W 77° 52.768'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 30' 34.14" N, 77° 52' 46.08" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 20362 Fleetwood Heights Rd, Brandy Station VA 22714, US|
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