Battle of Yellow Tavern
Wyndham Virginia Crossings Hotel & Conference Center
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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 37° 39.887′ N, 77° 26.673′ W. Marker was in Glen Allen, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker could be reached from Virginia Center Parkway west of Par Golf Drive, on the right when traveling
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this location, measured as the crow 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.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 11, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 235 times since then and 10 times this year. Last updated on September 1, 2020, by Michael Kleen of Woodbridge, Virginia. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 11, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.