Kilpatrick's AttackCol. H. Judson Kilpatrick formed his brigade on an open plateau to the southeast of Fleetwood Hill, 900 yards from here. He soon received orders to support Lt. Col. Percy Wyndham's Brigade, now fiercely engaged with Gen. William E. Jones's Brigade on the crest. The Orange & Alexandria Railroad tracks (built on a high bed in 1854) lay between Wyndham and the hill, presenting a steep hurdle. Kilpatrick instructed the 10th New York Cavalry to move forward diagonally toward Fleetwood Hill with the 2nd New York galloping close behind and to its right. As the two regiments traversed the tracks, leading elements of Confederate Gen. Wade Hampton's Brigade counterattacked.
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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|
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|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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