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Near Glen Allen in Henrico County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Wickham's Line

 
 
Wickham's Line Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, February 1, 2009
1. Wickham's Line Marker
Inscription. In the first phase of the Battle of Yellow Tavern on 11 May 1864, Brig. Gen. Williams C. Wickham and his Confederate cavalry were posted just south of this location below Old Francis Road. Wickham's men fired on Brig. Gen. George A. Custer's Union troopers as they charged Brig. Gen. Lunsford L. Lomax's line on the Federal left flank, preventing Custer's advance. Maj. Gen. Philip H. Sheridan, the Federal commander, then sent Col. George H. Chapman's regiment to attack Wickham's line. This freed Custer to continue up Telegraph Road, where one of his men mortally wounded Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart later that day.
 
Erected 1996 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number EA 6.)
 
Location. 37° 40.044′ N, 77° 28.033′ W. Marker is near Glen Allen, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is at the intersection of Virginia Center Parkway and Holliman Drive, on the right when traveling south on Virginia Center Parkway. Click for map. The marker is located inside a residential area playground. Marker is in this post office area: Glen Allen VA 23059, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stuartís Mortal Wound (approx. 0.6 miles away); Battle of Yellow Tavern
Wickham's Line Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, February 1, 2009
2. Wickham's Line Marker
(approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Stuartís Mortal Wound (approx. 0.6 miles away); Major General James Ewell Brown Stuart (approx. 0.9 miles away); Yellow Tavern (approx. 0.9 miles away); Virginia Estelle Randolph (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Yellow Tavern (approx. 1.7 miles away); American Legion Post 244 (approx. 1.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Glen Allen.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,048 times since then and 89 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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