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

Cavalry Action At Linney's

 
 
Cavalry Action At Linney's Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher
1. Cavalry Action At Linney's Marker
Inscription. During Confederate Brig. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart's intelligence gathering "Ride Around McClellan," a skirmish ensued atop this hill on 13 June 1862 when several companies of the 9th Virginia Cavalry collided with the 5th United States Cavalry. Stuart's men carried the position and continued south into the rear of the Union army, but Capt. William Latané was killed in the brief, close-quarters fight. Latané, the only Confederate killed during the raid, is interred north of here at Summer Hill. William D. Washington memorialized the burial ceremony in his 1864 painting The Burial of Latané, which became a southern icon.
 
Erected 2002 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number O 63.)
 
Location. 37° 39.237′ N, 77° 15.266′ W. Marker is near Studley, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker is at the intersection of Studley Road and Southard Lane, on the right when traveling south on Studley Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mechanicsville VA 23116, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stuart's Ride (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Stuart’s Ride (approx. 0.7 miles away); Edmund Ruffin's Grave
Totopotomoy Creek Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, January 31, 2009
2. Totopotomoy Creek
Lt. Edward S. Lieb's squadron (5th US Cavalry) held Stuart's troopers in check for 20 minutes on the north bank. Confederate horsemen outflanked the Union position by crossing the stream above and below the bridge. Lieb's men withdrew to Linney's Corner.
(approx. 1.5 miles away); “The Old Church” (approx. 1.9 miles away); a different marker also named Stuart's Ride (approx. 2.3 miles away); Studley (approx. 2.3 miles away); Salem Church/Haw’s Shop (approx. 2.6 miles away); a different marker also named Studley (approx. 2.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Studley.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Stuart's troopers advanced up this incline into the open fields above. Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, January 31, 2009
3. Stuart's troopers advanced up this incline into the open fields above.
Union troopers, reinforced by cavalry under Capt. William B. Royall, formed a line atop the rise in an open field. The Confederates, led by Captain William Latane (9th Virginia Cavalry), charged and broke the Union line. Capt. Latane was shot and killed during this action. He was the lone Confederate casualty during "Stuart's Ride Around McClellan's Army".
View from Linney's Corner facing north Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, January 31, 2009
4. View from Linney's Corner facing north
Stuart's horsemen swept down the road through Linney's Corner scattering the Union cavalry. Confederate troopers pursued to Old Church and destroyed the deserted Union camp there.
Linney's Corner Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, January 31, 2009
5. Linney's Corner
The intersection of the Old Church Road (New Bethesda Rd) from Mechanicsville and the road from Haw's Shop to Old Church (Studley Rd). The JM Linney home was to the east (no longer exist).
William Latané's grave Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher
6. William Latané's grave
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 933 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   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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