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

Dahlgren's Raid

 
 
Dahlgren's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 8, 2009
1. Dahlgren's Raid Marker
Inscription. Col. Ulric Dahlgren's Union cavalry passed through this area late in the evening of 1 March 1864 before defeating the Richmond Armory Battalion at the Battle of Green's Farm, just south on Three Chopt Road. Dahlgren led his command toward Richmond on the Westham Plank Road (now Cary Street Road) for about half a mile. At Hicks's Farm, five miles from Capitol Square, about 420 of his cavalrymen encountered the local defense troops of the Departmental Battalion and the remnants of the Armory Battalion. After a brief skirmish in the darkness during a rain, snow, and sleet storm, Dahlgren retreated and tried to rejoin Brig. Gen. H. Judson Kilpatrick's force on Brook Road. Dahlgren was killed in King and Queen County the next day.
 
Erected 2005 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number SA 31.)
 
Location. 37° 35.636′ N, 77° 31.957′ W. Marker is near Richmond, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is on Horsepen Road 0.1 miles north of Patterson Avenue (Virginia Highway 6), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Henrico VA 23229, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Skipwith Academy (approx. 0.4 miles away); Outer Defenses
Dahlgren's Raid Marker on Horsepen Road image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 8, 2009
2. Dahlgren's Raid Marker on Horsepen Road
(approx. 1.1 miles away); Westwood Club (approx. 1.2 miles away); Ridge Baptist Church UDC Memorial (approx. 1.6 miles away); Three-Chopt Road (approx. 1.8 miles away); Richmond Defences (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Markel Building (approx. 1.9 miles away); Wilton (approx. 2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Richmond.
 
Also see . . .
1. Civil War Richmond. Written accounts about the Kilpatrick-Dahlgren Raid against Richmond, VA during the Civil War. (Submitted on February 10, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. eHistory at The Ohio State University. Kilpatrick-Dahlgren Raid (Submitted on February 10, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,007 times since then and 94 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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