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

Dahlgren's Raid

Dahlgren's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, February 8, 2009
1. Dahlgren's Raid Marker
Col. Ulric Dahlgren's Union cavalry passed through this area late in the evening of 1 March 1864 before defeating the Richmond Armory Battalion at the Battle of Green's Farm, just south on Three Chopt Road. Dahlgren led his command toward Richmond on the Westham Plank Road (now Cary Street Road) for about half a mile. At Hicks's Farm, five miles from Capitol Square, about 420 of his cavalrymen encountered the local defense troops of the Departmental Battalion and the remnants of the Armory Battalion. After a brief skirmish in the darkness during a rain, snow, and sleet storm, Dahlgren retreated and tried to rejoin Brig. Gen. H. Judson Kilpatrick's force on Brook Road. Dahlgren was killed in King and Queen County the next day.
Erected 2005 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number SA-31.)
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 March 1, 1864.
Location. 37° 35.636′ N, 77° 31.957′ 
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W. Marker is near Richmond, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is on Horsepen Road, 0.1 miles north of Patterson Avenue (Virginia Highway 6), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Henrico VA 23229, 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. Skipwith Academy (approx. 0.4 miles away); Outer Defenses (approx. 1.1 miles away); Westwood Club (approx. 1.2 miles away); Ziontown Community (approx. 1˝ miles away); Westwood Baptist Church (approx. 1.6 miles away); Ridge Baptist Church UDC Memorial (approx. 1.6 miles away); Three-Chopt Road (approx. 1.8 miles away); Richmond Defences (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
Also see . . .
1. Civil War Richmond. Written accounts about the Kilpatrick-Dahlgren Raid against Richmond, VA during the Civil War. (Submitted on February 10, 2009.) 

2. Kilpatrick-Dahlgren Raid. Encyclopedia of Virginia website entry (Submitted on December 7, 2023, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
Dahlgren's Raid Marker on Horsepen Road image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, February 8, 2009
2. Dahlgren's Raid Marker on Horsepen Road
Ulric Dahlgren image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive
3. Ulric Dahlgren
From Memoir of Ulric Dahlgren by John Adolphus Bernard Dahlgren, 1872.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2023. It was originally submitted on February 10, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,688 times since then and 157 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 10, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.   3. submitted on November 15, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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Dec. 7, 2023