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Rochelle in Madison County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Cavalry Engagement at Jack’s Shop

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, October 31, 2009
1. Cavalry Engagement at Jack’s Shop Marker
Inscription. First known as Jack’s Shop for a blacksmith shop that stood nearby, Rochelle was the scene of a cavalry skirmish on 22 September 1863. While Confederate cavalry under Major General J. E. B. Stuart engaged Union Brigadier General John Buford’s troops, the cavalry of Brigadier General H. Judson Kilpatrick rode to Buford’s support and attacked the rear of Stuart’s force. Stuart’s horse artillery and his cavalry fired and charged in both directions. They broke through Kilpatrick’s lines and escaped.
 
Erected 1990 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number G-11.)
 
Location. 38° 17.379′ N, 78° 16.236′ W. Marker is in Rochelle, Virginia, in Madison County. Marker is on South Blue Ridge Turnpike just south of Beautiful Run Road (County Route 621), on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Routes 231 and 621 share the pavement that passes by the marker. Marker is in this post office area: Rochelle VA 22738, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Jack’s Shop (approx. 1.3 miles away); Joseph Early Home (approx. 3.6 miles away); Greene County / Madison County
Cavalry Engagement at Jack’s Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 31, 2009
2. Cavalry Engagement at Jack’s Shop Marker
(approx. 4 miles away); Civil War Encampment (approx. 6.4 miles away); James Madison and Dolley Madison (approx. 6.4 miles away); Post-Emancipation (approx. 6.5 miles away); Gilmore Farm (approx. 6.5 miles away); Orange County / Greene County (approx. 6.5 miles away).
 
More about this marker. This marker replaced an older marker with the same number that dated from the 1930s and had been missing for a while. It was titled “Cavalry Engagement” and read “Near here J.E.B. Stuart, while fighting the Union cavalryman, Buford, was attacked in the rear by another cavalry force under Kilpatrick. Stuart, turning on Kilpatrick, cut his way out, September 22, 1863. Buford pursued him to the Rapidan River.”
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,096 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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