Dawn Ambush on the Potomac River FrontierYou are standing within the foundation of a shed used for a bunkhouse early in the war. In the spring and summer of 1861, twenty-one men of Capt. William W. Mead's Loudoun Cavalry (Co. K, 6th Virginia Cavalry) were posted here. The lane behind you which goes to McKimmey's Landing, then let to the Point of Rocks toll bridge over the Potomac River. Mead's men partly burned the bridge on June 9 on orders of Col. Thomas J. (later "Stonewall") Jackson, then kept their eyes on the Union troops on the Maryland side of the river.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Virginia Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 at 9:01am PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 280114 N 4349979|
|Decimal Degrees||39.27128333, -77.54893333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 16.277', W 77° 32.936'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 16' 16.62" N, 77° 32' 56.16" W|
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|Area Code(s)||703, 540, 571|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 42682-42708 State Rte 672, Leesburg VA 20176, US|
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