“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Ashland 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.
Photographed 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 and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical date for this entry is June 12, 1862.
Location. 37° 42.838′ N, 77° 29.697′ W. Marker is near Ashland, Virginia, in
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Hanover County. Marker is on Elmont Road (County Route 626) 0.2 miles north of Cobbs Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11262 Elmont Rd, 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ashland.
Elmont (Kilby's Station) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, February 2, 2009
2. Elmont (Kilby's Station)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 3, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,370 times since then and 17 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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