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

Stuart's Riders Skirt Ashland

 
 
Stuart's Riders Skirt Ashland Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 2, 2009
1. Stuart's Riders Skirt Ashland Marker
Inscription. On the afternoon of 12 June 1862, Confederate Brig. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart's column passed here on a mission to gather intelligence about Union Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan's Army of the Potomac. Riding northeast toward the Richmond, Fredericksburg, & Potomac Railroad and bypassing Ashland to avoid discovery, the expedition ended its first day without seeing any Federals. The next day, Stuart surprised Union cavalry near Hanover Court House and encountered the army's rear elements at Old Church and Tunstall's Station. Less than two weeks later, part of Confederate Maj. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson's army camped here around Independence Church en route to the Seven Days' Battles.
 
Erected 2002 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number E 121.)
 
Location. 37° 46.706′ N, 77° 31.204′ W. Marker is near Ashland, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker is at the intersection of Blanton Road (County Route 666) and West Patrick Henry Road (Virginia Highway 54), on the right when traveling north on Blanton Road. 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 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ashland (approx. 2.5 miles away); Railroad Company Sees Potential For A Town Among The Slash Pines
Facing north on Blanton Road image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 2, 2009
2. Facing north on Blanton Road
(approx. 2.5 miles away); Randolph-Macon College (approx. 2.5 miles away); Downtown Business Growth Fuels Ashland Expansion (approx. 2.5 miles away); Town Of Ashland Historic District (approx. 2.6 miles away); a different marker also named Randolph-Macon College (approx. 2.9 miles away); Henry at Hanover Courthouse (approx. 2.9 miles away); a different marker also named Ashland (approx. 2.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Ashland.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 773 times since then and 62 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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