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

Battle of Jack’s Shop

Attacked from all Sides

 
 
Battle of Jack’s Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, October 31, 2009
1. Battle of Jack’s Shop Marker
Inscription.  In September 1863, Union cavalry moved into Madison County, scouting roads and river fords for a possible move around Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee’s army camped in Orange County.

Learning of the presence of Federal troops in the town of Madison, Confederate Gen. J.E.B. Stuart moved to meet the two Union divisions led by Gens. Judson Kilpatrick and John Buford.

On September 22, while at the village of Jack’s Shop (modern Rochelle), Stuart’s rear guard was engaged by Buford’s force. An artillery duel was soon underway.

While fighting Buford, Stuart was attacked by Kilpatrick, who had recrossed the Rapidan River. Stuart now was engaged in a two-front battle. Gradually, the Confederate general began to concentrate on the weakest part of Kilpatrick’s line.

Stuart was attacked from a third side by Gen. Thomas Devin. Stuart then ordered his artillery to fire in that direction while continuing to
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hammer at Kilpatrick.

Stuart managed to cut through the Union line and escape safely across the Rapidan at Liberty Mills, ending the battle.

The Battle of Jack’s shop resulted in heavy casualties for both sides. Many local homes were converted into hospitals to care for the wounded of both sides.
 
Erected by Civil War Trails.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1863.
 
Location. 38° 18.539′ N, 78° 16.409′ W. Marker is near Rochelle, Virginia, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of Shelby Road (County Route 662) and South Blue Ridge Turnpike (Virginia Route 231), on the right when traveling west on Shelby Road. It is at a small car-pool parking lot at the intersection. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rochelle VA 22738, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cavalry Engagement at Jack’s Shop (approx. 1.3 miles away); Joseph Early Home (approx. 2.3 miles away); Oliver Dinwiddie Tucker (approx. 3.7 miles
Closeup of Map Shown on Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, October 31, 2009
2. Closeup of Map Shown on Marker
away); Greene County / Madison County (approx. 4.3 miles away); The Fallen Warriors Monument (approx. 5 miles away); Cpl. Clinton Greaves (1855-1906) (approx. 5 miles away); Madison County Confederate Dead (approx. 5 miles away); Madison County Courthouse (approx. 5 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Marker shows a large map of the battle on its right and includes a timeline key. At the bottom are portraits of General J.E.B. Stuart, General John Buford and General Lawrence Baker, who was severely wounded at Jack’s Shop.
 
Battle of Jack’s Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, October 31, 2009
3. Battle of Jack’s Shop Marker
Battle of Jack’s Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, October 31, 2009
4. Battle of Jack’s Shop Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 1, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 4,820 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 1, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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