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Talleysville in New Kent County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Stuart's Ride Around McClellan

 
 
Stuart's Ride Around McClellan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 28, 2009
1. Stuart's Ride Around McClellan Marker
Inscription.  J.E.B. Stuart, on his famous ride around McClellan's army, June 12-15, 1862, arrived here in the early night of June 13, coming from Hanover Courthouse. He rested here several hours and then pressed on to the Chickahominy River, rejoining Lee's army on June 15.
 
Erected 1931 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number WO-14.)
 
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 month for this entry is June 1703.
 
Location. 37° 31.514′ N, 77° 4.641′ W. Marker is in Talleysville, Virginia, in New Kent County. Marker is at the intersection of New Kent Highway and Old Church Road, on the right when traveling east on New Kent Highway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8384 Vineyards Pkwy, Quinton VA 23141, 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. The White House (here, next to this marker); St. Peter's Church (a few steps from this marker); Stuart's Ride (approx. ¼ mile away); George W. Watkins School
Stuart's Ride Around McClellan Marker on New Kent Hwy. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 28, 2009
2. Stuart's Ride Around McClellan Marker on New Kent Hwy.
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(approx. 1.2 miles away); Green v. County School Board of New Kent County (approx. 1.2 miles away); Arnold Stansley (approx. 1.4 miles away); Harold J. Neale (approx. 2.6 miles away); a different marker also named Harold J. Neale (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Talleysville.
 
Also see . . .  New Kent County - Four Centuries of History. JEB Stuart’s Ride Around the Union Army 1862 Driving Tour. (Submitted on April 7, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.) 
 
Garlick's Landing on the Pamunkey River, New Kent County, Va. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 28, 2009
3. Garlick's Landing on the Pamunkey River, New Kent County, Va.
On June 13, 1862, two companies from the 1st & 9th Virginia surprised the teamsters here and burned two schooners loaded with supplies intended for Porter's V Corps.
Tunstall Station, York River RR, New Kent County, Va. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 16, 2003
4. Tunstall Station, York River RR, New Kent County, Va.
On June 13, 1862, Stuart's troopers scattered the 11th Pennsylvania Cavalry and attempted to stop a train headed for White House Landing. They destroyed the supplies stockpiled here before moving on.
York River RR at White Hose Landing, New Kent County, Va. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 15, 2008
5. York River RR at White Hose Landing, New Kent County, Va.
At the time, McClellan's main supply base, was defended by 600 Federal infantrymen and a few companies of cavalry. Stuart chose not to risk an engagement here.
St. Peter's Church, New Kent County, Va. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 28, 2009
6. St. Peter's Church, New Kent County, Va.
Stuart's troopers passed by this point on the night of June 13-14, 1862.
Chickahominy River, New Kent County, Va. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 7, 2009
7. Chickahominy River, New Kent County, Va.
Stuart's men found the river out of its banks on June 14, 1862. They spent the better part of the day tearing down a nearby barn and constructing a crude bridge, which they set ablaze just as the 6th Pennsylvania Cavalry arrived. The Confederate horsemen rode on in relative safety to Charles City Courthouse.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 6, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,694 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on April 7, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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