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Near Glen Allen in Henrico County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Wickham's Line

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, February 1, 2009
1. Wickham's Line Marker
Inscription.  In the first phase of the Battle of Yellow Tavern on 11 May 1864, Brig. Gen. Williams C. Wickham and his Confederate cavalry were posted just south of this location below Old Francis Road. Wickham's men fired on Brig. Gen. George A. Custer's Union troopers as they charged Brig. Gen. Lunsford L. Lomax's line on the Federal left flank, preventing Custer's advance. Maj. Gen. Philip H. Sheridan, the Federal commander, then sent Col. George H. Chapman's regiment to attack Wickham's line. This freed Custer to continue up Telegraph Road, where one of his men mortally wounded Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart later that day.
 
Erected 1996 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number EA-6.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 37° 40.044′ N, 77° 28.033′ W. Marker is near Glen Allen, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is at the intersection of Virginia Center Parkway and Holliman Drive, on the right when traveling south on Virginia Center Parkway. The marker
Wickham's Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 1, 2009
2. Wickham's Line Marker
is located inside a residential area playground. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Glen Allen VA 23059, 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. Stuart’s Mortal Wound (approx. 0.6 miles away); Battle of Yellow Tavern (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Stuart’s Mortal Wound (approx. 0.6 miles away); Major General James Ewell Brown Stuart (approx. 0.9 miles away); Yellow Tavern (approx. 0.9 miles away); Virginia Estelle Randolph (approx. 0.9 miles away); Anderson Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away); Liberty Golden Eagle (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glen Allen.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 4, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,265 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 4, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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