Lakeside in Henrico County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Stuartís Last Battle
óLee Vs. Grant - The 1864 Campaign ó
Late in the day, while the Richmond local defense troops gathered to guard the capital, Sheridan attacked Stuart on this high ground. The Confederate line shattered. Stuart fell fatally wounded here while rallying his men.
Although the road to Richmond seemed open, Sheridan chose to skirt the city and rejoin Grantís army.
Erected by Virginia Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 37° 39.692′ N, 77° 27.214′ W. Marker is in Lakeside, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is at the intersection of Telegraph Road and Harmony Road, on the right when traveling south on Telegraph Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Henrico VA 23228, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Major General James Ewell Brown Stuart (here, next to this marker); Stuartís Mortal Wound (approx. 0.4 miles away); Battle of Yellow Tavern (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Stuartís Mortal Wound (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wickham's Line (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Yellow Tavern (approx. 1.3 miles away); Virginia Estelle Randolph (approx. 1.6 miles away); Saint Josephís Villa (approx. 1.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lakeside.
More about this marker. In the center of the marker, below a portrait of Gen. J.E.B. Stuart, is a drawing depicting the action where he "was mortally wounded during the battle of Yellow Tavern, May 11, 1864." On the right side is a map detailing "In the battle's final phase, Sheridan broke the Confederate line along the Telegraph Road. He then swung north and captured Stuart's second line on this high ground."
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of Yellow Tavern. From the National Park Service. Includes driving tour instructions. (Submitted on November 28, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Civil War Trails – Lee vs. Grant: The 1864 Overland Campaign Tour. (Submitted on March 6, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 5,048 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.