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SECOND MANASSAS CAMPAIGN STUARTS CATLETT STATION RAID On 22 Aug . 1862 , Maj . G ...

SECOND MANASSAS CAMPAIGN STUARTS CATLETT STATION RAID On 22 Aug . 1862 , Maj . G ...

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Description: SECOND MANASSAS CAMPAIGN STUARTS CATLETT STATION RAID On 22 Aug . 1862 , Maj . Gen . J . E . B . Stuart led his cavalry on a raid behind Union Maj . Gen . John Popes army . Stuart crossed the Rappahannock River at Waterloo Bridge , two miles west , then rode around Popes right flank just north of here to attack Catlett Station on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad after dark . The raid did little damage but Stuart captured Popes colorful dress uniform coat . Stuart , who earlier had lost his plumed hat to Union cavalry , soon wrote Pope suggesting an exhange of " prisoners . " Receiving no reply , Stuart sent the coat to Richmond , where Gov . John Letcher displayed it in the Capitol . Department of Historic Resources , 1997

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