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

Stuart's Ride Around McClellan Begins

 
 
Stuart's Ride Around McClellan Begins Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher
1. Stuart's Ride Around McClellan Begins Marker
Inscription.  Here at Elmont (known as Kilby's Station during the Civil War), Confederate Brig. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart assembled the last of his 1,200 cavalrymen and began his ride around Union Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan's Army of the Potomac on 12 June 1862. Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee had instructed Stuart to gather intelligence, especially about the location of the army's flanks, and to disrupt Federal supply and communication lines. The Southern cavalrymen rode about 80 miles in the next 72 hours. Less than two weeks later, Confederate Maj. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson led his men down many of the same Hanover County roads, benefiting from the information Stuart had collected.
 
Erected 2002 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number E-120.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 37° 42.838′ N, 77° 29.697′ W. Marker is near Asland, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker is on Elmont Road (County Route 626) 0.2 miles north of Cobbs Road, on the
Elmont (Kilby's Station) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 2, 2009
2. Elmont (Kilby's Station)
right when traveling north. 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 are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. M60 Main Battle Tank (approx. half a mile away); Early Stages of Stuart's Ride Around McClellan (approx. 1.2 miles away); Box Car (approx. 2.6 miles away); Steel Coach (approx. 2.7 miles away); U.S. Railway Post Office Car (approx. 2.7 miles away); Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad Company (approx. 2.7 miles away); Caboose (approx. 2.7 miles away); Jackson's March to Mechanicsville (approx. 2.9 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 3, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 926 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 3, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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