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Stanardsville in Greene County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Stanardsville Engagement

 
 
Stanardsville Engagement Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, October 4, 2009
1. Stanardsville Engagement Marker
Inscription.  Near this site on 1 Mar. 1864, Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart's Confederate cavalry engaged Brig. Gen. George A. Custer's Union cavalry in what is called locally the Battle of Stanardsville. To divert Stuart from Richmond, Custer led his troopers down this road to Charlottesville, destroying the railroad bridge over the Rivanna River there and breaking communications between Gordonsville and Lynchburg. Passing through Stanardsville again after the raid, taking prisoners and burning Confederate supplies, Custer fought a brief engagement with Stuart, then pressed on toward Orange Court House. Custer's postwar military career ended at the Battle of Little Big Horn in Montana in 1876.
 
Erected 2008 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number D-21.)
 
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 (DHR) series list. A significant historical date for this entry is March 1, 1864.
 
Location. 38° 19.467′ N, 78° 24.688′ W. Marker is in Stanardsville, Virginia
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, in Greene County. Marker is at the intersection of Madison Road and Dundee Road, on the right when traveling north on Madison Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stanardsville VA 22973, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stanardsville (approx. 2˝ miles away); Greene County / Madison County (approx. 4.9 miles away); The Taylor House (approx. 6˝ miles away); Joseph Early Home (approx. 6˝ miles away); Ruckersville (approx. 6.7 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. 7.3 miles away); Battle of Jack’s Shop (approx. 7.6 miles away); Greene County / Rockingham County (approx. 7.6 miles away).
 
Stanardsville Engagement Marker on Madison Rd (facing north). image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, October 4, 2009
2. Stanardsville Engagement Marker on Madison Rd (facing north).
Greene County UDC Monument in Stanardsville. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, October 4, 2009
3. Greene County UDC Monument in Stanardsville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 4, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,606 times since then and 93 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 4, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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