Rooney Lee's Fighting RetreatThe Federal forces of Brig. Gen. John Buford, Brig. Gen. David Gregg, and Col. Thomas Devin (whose command held the area around St. James Church) had almost encircled the Confederates, though none of the Union commanders had planned it so. Unknown to the Federals another prize was also available: Gen. Robert E. Lee was visiting the Barbour House (called Beauregard) to scan the fighting on Fleetwood Hill. His capture would have been a devastating blow to the Confederacy.
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|Placed By||Civil War Preservation Trust|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 11:56am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 250851 N 4269995|
|Decimal Degrees||38.54350000, -77.85873333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 32.61', W 77° 51.524'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 32' 36.60" N, 77° 51' 31.44" W|
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