Glen Allen in Henrico County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Road to Yellow Tavern
The Sheppard family lived at Meadow Farm during the Civil War. Dr. John Sheppard, a physician and farmer, his wife and nine children all felt the impact of the war. Alexander Hamilton, Dr. Sheppard’s oldest son, was a guard at Libby Prison, a Confederate prison for captured Union soldiers. Since the fall of 1863, the Confederate Government required farmers including Dr. Sheppard to turn over one-tenth of all their crops and meat as a tax in kind “for the common defense and [to] carry on the government of the Confederate states.” The loss of needed crops, shortages of basic consumer items and escalating inflation all contributed to the deteriorating quality of southern
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 date for this entry is May 11, 1862.
Location. 37° 40.582′ N, 77° 31.031′ W. Marker is in Glen Allen, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is on Meadow Farm Drive half a mile north of Mountain Road, on the left when traveling north. This marker is located in the parking lot of the Meadow Farm Museum in General Sheppard Crump Memorial Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3400 Mountain Road, Glen Allen VA 23060, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Meadow Farm (approx. ¼ mile away); Box Car (approx. 0.3 miles away); Courtney Road Service Station (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Courtney Road Service Station (approx. 0.4 miles away); Sheppard and Baker's Grant (approx. 0.4 miles away); Caboose (approx. 0.4 miles away); Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad Company (approx. 0.6 miles away); U.S. Railway Post Office Car (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glen Allen.
More about this marker. On the lower left are photos of Dr. John Sheppard and Mrs. Virginia Sheppard. On the right is a map detailing troop movements on the morning of May 11, 1864 leading to the Battle of Yellow Tavern. The inset shows a sketch of Dismounted troopers retiring from Sheridan’s Raid.
Also see . . .
1. CWSAC Battle Summary. Yellow Tavern (Submitted on February 3, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.)
2. Henrico County Recreation and Parks. Meadow Farm Museum (Submitted on February 3, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.)
3. Civil War Traveler. Henrico County (Submitted on February 12, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 3, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,919 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 3, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.