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Mechanicsville in Hanover County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Sheridan's Raid

 
 
Sheridan's Raid Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, January 12, 2009
1. Sheridan's Raid Marker
Inscription. Union Maj. Gen. Philip H. Sheridan from 9 to 14 May 1864 led three cavalry divisions on a raid around Richmond. His forces severed vital Confederate communication lines, destroyed railroad tracks, and captured stores and supplies. On 11 May Sheridan's troops defeated Confederate Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart's cavalry forces at Yellow Tavern, and mortally wounded Stuart. The next day Sheridan's men fought Confederate forces while crossing the Chickahominy River at the Meadow Bridges, north of here. Once the Federals made it to the Hanover County side of the river, they passed by here to Mechanicsville and bivouacked at Gaines's Mill to the east.
 
Erected 2002 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number O 8.)
 
Location. 37° 36.72′ N, 77° 22.678′ W. Marker is in Mechanicsville, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker is at the intersection of Atlee Road and Mechanicsville Elementary Drive, on the right when traveling south on Atlee Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mechanicsville VA 23111, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mechanicsville (approx. 0.6 miles away); Seven Days Battles (approx. 0.7 miles away);
Atlee Road looking south towards Mechanicsville Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, January 12, 2009
2. Atlee Road looking south towards Mechanicsville
a different marker also named Seven Daysí Battles (approx. 0.8 miles away); WWII Memorial Wall (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named Seven Days Battles (approx. 1.3 miles away); Beaver Dam Creek (approx. 1.5 miles away); The Chickahominy River & Seven Days' Battles (approx. 1.5 miles away); Hanover County / Henrico County (approx. 1.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mechanicsville.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 848 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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