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

Dahlgren's Raid

 
 
Dahlgren's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, April 26, 2009
1. Dahlgren's Raid Marker
Inscription.  Here Colonel Ulric Dahlgren, Union cavalryman, coming from the north, turned east. Dahlgren, who acted in concert with Kilpatrick, left Stevensburg, Culpeper County, on February 28, 1864, and moved toward the James River, tearing up the Virginia Central Railroad near Frederick's Hall. He went on toward Richmond, burning mills and barns.
 
Erected 1931 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number SA-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 February 1848.
 
Location. 37° 37.284′ N, 77° 46.134′ W. Marker is near Goochland, Virginia, in Goochland County. Marker is at the intersection of River Road West (Virginia Route 6) and Dover Road, on the right when traveling west on River Road West. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Manakin Sabot VA 23103, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sabot Hill (approx. 0.6 miles away); James Pleasants (approx. 2.2 miles
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away); First Union School (approx. 2˝ miles away); Lee’s Last Bivouac (approx. 3˝ miles away); Lee's Last Camp (approx. 3˝ miles away); Lee's Final Bivouac (approx. 3˝ miles away); Huguenot Settlement (approx. 3.6 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Goochland.
 
River Road & Dover Road (facing east) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, April 26, 2009
2. River Road & Dover Road (facing east)
Dahlgren's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Adam Margolis, December 23, 2014
3. Dahlgren's Raid Marker
Ulric Dahlgren image. Click for full size.
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4. Ulric Dahlgren
From Memoir of Ulric Dahlgren, by John Adolphus Bernard Dahlgren, 1872.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 13, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 27, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,624 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 27, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.   3. submitted on January 12, 2022, by Adam Margolis of Mission Viejo, California.   4. submitted on November 15, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.

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