Mountain Pass and Mosby's POW CampDuring the Civil War, this narrow pass in the Bull Run Mountains was a strategic avenue for military movements. On August 28, 1862, during the Second Manassas Campaign, Confederate Gen. James Longstreet directed Gen. Cadmus Wilcox's division through the gap to outflank Union Gen. James B. Ricketts's division at Thoroughfare Gap. Wilcox's troops bivouacked that night at Antioch Church after learning that Ricketts had already withdrawn. A few weeks later, Confederate Gen. Richard S. Ewell, recovering near Ewell's Chapel from a leg amputation, was carried on a litter through Hopewell Gap to elude capture by Federal cavalry.
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|Placed By||Virginia Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 4:35pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 267069 N 4304458|
|Decimal Degrees||38.85813333, -77.68441667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 51.488', W 77° 41.065'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 51' 29.28" N, 77° 41' 3.90" W|
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|Area Code(s)||703, 571|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 16513-16573 Waterfall Rd, Haymarket VA 20169, US|
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