The Union cavalry faced the Confederate cavalry of Fitzhugh Lee at the Rappahannock River of Kelly’s Ford near Culpeper Courthouse on March 17, 1863. Despite progress made by the Union, in the evening of the same day they withdrew to Union territory.
Each major Civil War battle fought in Virginia has a section on the CWT website with battle maps, battle facts, articles, historical resources, and more.
“The Civil War Trust is the largest and most effective nonprofit organization devoted to the preservation of America’s hallowed battlegrounds. Although primarily focused on the protection of Civil War battlefields, the Trust also seeks to save the battlefields connected to the Revolutionary War and War of 1812. Through educational programs and heritage tourism initiatives, the Trust seeks to inform the public about the vital role these battlefields played in determining the course of our nation’s history.”