Following the American Civil War Sesquicentennial with day by day writings of the time, currently 1863.

Military Encampment in Culpeper, Virginia

August 16, 2012

Library of Congress

1862 August Culpepper 3c02809u

In 1862, the Confederates had a training camp and army hospital at Culpeper Court House, and they established a supply base there early in 1862. General John Pope’s Union forces occupied the county in July 1862.


Photo taken by Timothy H. O’Sullivan, August, 1862; Library of Congress image.

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