This town was in the path of marching armies throughout the war. After Confederate bushwhackers fired at Union forces nearby in 1862, a Union general had the town burned, leaving few intact structures. On June 25, 1863 the Union II Corps fought Gen J.E.B. Stuart’s Confederate calvary here, breaking Stuart’s contact with Lee on his march north to Gettysburg.
The Haymarket Museum interprets this pre-Civil War town that Federal troops burned in 1862.
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