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

Sheridan's Raid

 
 
Sheridan's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, January 12, 2009
1. Sheridan's Raid Marker
Inscription.  Union Maj. Gen. Philip H. Sheridan from 9 to 14 May 1864 led three cavalry divisions on a raid around Richmond. His forces severed vital Confederate communication lines, destroyed railroad tracks, and captured stores and supplies. On 11 May Sheridan's troops defeated Confederate Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart's cavalry forces at Yellow Tavern, and mortally wounded Stuart. The next day Sheridan's men fought Confederate forces while crossing the Chickahominy River at the Meadow Bridges, north of here. Once the Federals made it to the Hanover County side of the river, they passed by here to Mechanicsville and bivouacked at Gaines's Mill to the east.
 
Erected 2002 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number O-8.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 37° 36.72′ N, 77° 22.678′ W. Marker is in Mechanicsville, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker is at the intersection of Atlee Road and Mechanicsville Elementary Drive, on the right when traveling south
Atlee Road looking south towards Mechanicsville image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, January 12, 2009
2. Atlee Road looking south towards Mechanicsville
on Atlee Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mechanicsville VA 23111, 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 flies. Mechanicsville (approx. 0.6 miles away); Seven Days Battles (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Seven Days’ Battles (approx. 0.8 miles away); WWII Memorial Wall (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named Seven Days Battles (approx. 1.3 miles away); Beaver Dam Creek (approx. 1˝ miles away); a different marker also named Beaver Dam Creek (approx. 1˝ miles away); The Chickahominy River & Seven Days' Battles (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mechanicsville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 11, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,044 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 11, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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