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Near Charlottesville in Albemarle County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Union Occupation of Charlottesville

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, April 9, 2021
1. Union Occupation of Charlottesville Marker
Inscription.  On 3 Mar. 1865, after the Battle of Waynesboro, Maj. Gen. Philip H. Sheridan's Union Army of the Shenandoah entered Charlottesville. As Bvt. Maj. Gen. George A. Custer's 3d Cavalry Division arrived, Mayor Christopher L. Fowler, local officials, and University of Virginia professors Socrates Maupin and John B. Minor, likely with rector Thomas L. Preston, met Custer on the University Grounds. Fowler surrendered the town and keys to the public buildings. The professors asked that the University be protected as a national asset, Custer agreed, posting guards during a three-day occupation. The University suffered little damage, unlike the Virginia Military Institute, which was burned in June 1864.
 
Erected 2017 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number Q-22.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationWar, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1864.
 
Location. 38° 2.7′ N, 78° 30.985′ W. Marker is near Charlottesville, Virginia, in Albemarle County. Marker is on Ivy Road (Business U.S. 250) just west
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By Devry Becker Jones, April 9, 2021
2. Union Occupation of Charlottesville Marker
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of Colonnade Drive, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2214 Ivy Rd, Charlottesville VA 22903, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Revolutionary Soldiers Graves (a few steps from this marker); Technical Sergeant Frank D. Peregory (approx. 0.6 miles away); James Monroe’s First Farm (approx. 0.9 miles away); Henry Martin (approx. 0.9 miles away); Edgar Allan Poe (approx. 0.9 miles away); University of Virginia (approx. 0.9 miles away); Thomas Jefferson Monument (approx. 0.9 miles away); William Holding Echols (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlottesville.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. This marker has replaced the linked marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 11, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 11, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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