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

Early Stages of Stuart's Ride Around McClellan

 
 
Early Stages of Stuart's Ride Around McClellan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 2, 2009
1. Early Stages of Stuart's Ride Around McClellan Marker
Inscription.  Confederate Brig. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart with his 1,200 cavalrymen rode past this spot on the morning of 12 June 1862, heading west. On a mission to gather intelligence about Union Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan's Army of the Potomac, Stuart hoped to deceive his foes into thinking that he was joining Confederate Maj. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson in the Shenandoah Valley. His true objective was northeastern Hanover County, in the rear of the Union army, about a dozen miles east of here. The westward feint and the narrow, tree-lined country roads, allowed Stuart to conceal the true nature of his expedition.
 
Erected 2002 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number E-119.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is June 12, 1862.
 
Location. 37° 42.984′ N, 77° 30.972′ W. Marker is near Ashland, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker is at the intersection of Cedar Lane (County Route 623) and Winns Church Road, on the left when traveling west on Cedar Lane. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ashland VA 23005, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Early Stages of Stuart's Ride Around McClellan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 2, 2009
2. Early Stages of Stuart's Ride Around McClellan Marker
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are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. M60 Main Battle Tank (approx. ¾ mile away); Stuart's Ride Around McClellan Begins (approx. 1.2 miles away); Stuart Turns North (approx. 2.4 miles away); Hanover County / Henrico County (approx. 2½ miles away); Box Car (approx. 2.6 miles away); Meadow Farm (approx. 2.8 miles away); Steel Coach (approx. 2.8 miles away); Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad Company (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ashland.
 
 
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 933 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 3, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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