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

Stuart's Ride Around McClellan

 
 
Stuart's Ride Around McClellan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 2, 2009
1. Stuart's Ride Around McClellan Marker
Inscription. Near here, on Winston's Farm, J. E. B. Stuart, advancing north, camped on June 12, 1862. Stuart was scouting to find the position of the right wing of McClellan's army besieging Richmond. At this point he turned east to Hanover Courthouse. Stuart made a complete circuit of the Union army.
 
Erected 1931 by Conservation and Development Commission. (Marker Number E 74.)
 
Location. 37° 47.109′ N, 77° 27.95′ W. Marker is near Ashland, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker is on North Washington Highway (U.S. 1) 0.6 miles north of Jamestown Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ashland VA 23005, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Confederate March From the North Anna River (approx. 1.3 miles away); Randolph-Macon College (approx. 1.7 miles away); Henry at Hanover Courthouse (approx. 1.7 miles away); Ashland (approx. 1.7 miles away); a different marker also named Randolph-Macon College (approx. 1.8 miles away); a different marker also named Ashland
Stuart's Ride Around McClellan Marker on US Rt 1 (facing north) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 2, 2009
2. Stuart's Ride Around McClellan Marker on US Rt 1 (facing north)
(approx. 1.9 miles away); Railroad Company Sees Potential For A Town Among The Slash Pines (approx. 2 miles away); a different marker also named Randolph-Macon College (approx. 2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Ashland.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Stuart's Ride around McClellan by Markers.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Winston Farm image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 9, 2009
3. Winston Farm
On the night of June 12, 1862, Stuart's troopers camped here before turning east towards Hanover Courthouse.
Site of "Courtland" on the Winston Farm. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 9, 2009
4. Site of "Courtland" on the Winston Farm.
The original house burned in 1887 and was rebuilt, only to burn again in 1937.
Wickham Dr leads to Hickory Hill estate (private). image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 2, 2009
5. Wickham Dr leads to Hickory Hill estate (private).
Brig. Gen. Stuart and Col. Rooney Lee spent the night at nearby Hickory Hill, home of Lt. Col. Williams C. Wickham, who was recovering from a wound received at Williamsburg. They returned to camp before sunrise.
Rooney Lee was married to Charlotte Wickham. He was at Hickory Hill recovering from his Brandy Station wound in 1863 when he was captured by the Federals and imprisoned until March 1864.
Wickham's Crossing on the Central Virginia RR. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 2, 2009
6. Wickham's Crossing on the Central Virginia RR.
Stuart's troopers continued east toward Hanover Courthouse on the morning of June 13, 1862.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 887 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   5, 6. 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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