Near Studley in Hanover County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Battle of Haw's Shop
— Lee vs. Grant – The 1864 Campaign —
The two sides battled indecisively for several hours before the arrival of Gen. George Custer’s Michigan brigade turned stalemate into victory for the Federals. Charging on foot straight down the road toward this church, Custer’s troopers scattered the Southern defenders. Among the 365 Union casualties was the mortally wounded John Huff, credited by some with fatally shooting Confederate cavalry chief J.E.B. Stuart at the Battle of Yellow Tavern. Hampton’s casualties in the nearly seven-hour action numbered about 380.
Today, the battlefield closely resembles its wartime appearance. Visible in the distance is the home of John Haw, Oak Grove, which served as a field hospital.
“At point blank
- William P. Lloyd, Adjutant, First Regiment, Pennsylvania Reserve Cavalry
Erected by Virginia Civil War Trails.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Civil War Trails series list. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1864.
Location. 37° 40.58′ N, 77° 18.681′ W. Marker is near Studley, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker is at the intersection of Studley Road (County Route 606) and Buckeye Road, on the left when traveling east on Studley Road. The marker is located on the east side of the Enon United Methodist Church parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Studley VA 23162, 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. A different marker also named Enon Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Unknown Confederate Soldiers (within shouting distance of this marker); Early Airmail Service (approx. one mile away); Studley Patrick Henry's Birthplace (approx. one mile away); Salem Church/Haw’s Shop (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named Studley (approx. 1.2 miles away); Newmarket (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Studley.
Regarding Enon Church. On the upper left is a photo of Confederate General Wade Hampton. The photo carries the caption Gen. Wade Hampton replaced J.E.B. Stuart as commander of Lee’s cavalry. At Enon Church Hampton’s men brought Lee important information about the position of Grant’s army. On the right is a map detailing the battle. The map carries the caption With approximately 10,000 cavalrymen involved, the Battle of Haw’s Shop was one of the largest cavalry engagements of the war. Most of the fighting was on foot, indicative of the changes in cavalry combat by this stage of the war.
Also see . . .
1. CWSAC Battle Summary. Haw’s Shop/Enon Church (Submitted on February 2, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.)
2. Civil War Traveler. Lee vs. Grant: The 1864 Overland Campaign Tour (Submitted on February 2, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 2, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 3,060 times since then and 77 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on February 2, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.