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

Battle of Yellow Tavern

Wyndham Virginia Crossings Hotel & Conference Center

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, May 11, 2019
1. Battle of Yellow Tavern Marker
Inscription.  On May 11th, 1864, 12,000 Union troops under the command of General Philip Sheridan faced 4,000 Confederate cavalrymen commanded by General J.E.B. Stuart. After a day of intense fighting, Sheridan attacked on the high ground and successfully took the Yellow Tavern battlefield from the Confederates. It was during this struggle that Stuart was mortally wounded and died the next day in Richmond.

J.E.B. Stuart and his troops had been badly outnumbered and outgunned, however, they held their positions long enough to allow Richmond defenders to man the fortifications and discourage any Union attacks on the Confederate Capital.
 
Erected by Wyndham Virginia Crossings Hotel & Conference Center.
 
Location. 37° 39.887′ N, 77° 26.673′ W. Marker is in Glen Allen, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker can be reached from Virginia Center Parkway west of Par Golf Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1000 Virginia Center Parkway, Glen Allen VA 23059, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
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By Devry Becker Jones, May 11, 2019
2. Battle of Yellow Tavern Marker
flies. Liberty Golden Eagle (within shouting distance of this marker); Major General James Ewell Brown Stuart (approx. half a mile away); Yellow Tavern (approx. half a mile away); Stuart’s Mortal Wound (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Yellow Tavern (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Stuart’s Mortal Wound (approx. 0.9 miles away); Wickham's Line (approx. 1.3 miles away); Anderson Cemetery (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glen Allen.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on May 11, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 11, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 111 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 11, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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