Military Encampment in Culpeper, Virginia

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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  • Awesome photo. I was looking for one like this to help my son with a project. We live in Charlottesville, Virginia so this hits very close to home, literally. I wonder what the site it now. Thanks for the resource!

    • Mike Goad

      Glad it was helpful!