Rochelle in Madison County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Cavalry Engagement at Jack’s Shop
Erected 1990 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number G-11.)
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 date for this entry is September 22, 1863.
Location. 38° 17.379′ N, 78° 16.236′ W. Marker is in Rochelle, Virginia, in Madison County. Marker is on South Blue Ridge Turnpike just south of Beautiful Run Road (County Route 621), on the left when traveling south. Routes 231 and 621 share the pavement that passes 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 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Jack’s Shop (approx. 1.3 miles away); Joseph Early Home (approx. 3.6 miles away); Oliver Dinwiddie Tucker (approx. 3.9 miles away); Greene County / Madison County (approx. 4 miles away); The Fallen Warriors Monument (approx. 6.3 miles away); Madison County Confederate Dead (approx. 6.3 miles away); Cpl. Clinton Greaves (1855-1906) (approx. 6.3 miles away); Madison County Courthouse (approx. 6.3 miles away).
More about this marker. This marker replaced an older marker with the same number that dated from the 1930s and had been missing for a while. It was titled “Cavalry Engagement” and read “Near here J.E.B. Stuart, while fighting the Union cavalryman, Buford, was attacked in the rear by another cavalry force under Kilpatrick. Stuart, turning on Kilpatrick, cut his way out, September 22, 1863. Buford pursued him to the Rapidan River.”
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 1,760 times since then and 85 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 1, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.