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Near Glen Allen in Henrico County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Battle of Yellow Tavern

Battle of Yellow Tavern marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 21, 2007
1. Battle of Yellow Tavern marker
Inscription.  On 11 May, 1864, Confederate cavalry commanded by Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart chose ground just east of here to engage Union cavalry under Maj. Gen. Philip H. Sheridan, who was advancing on Richmond by way of Mountain Road. Outnumbered three to one, Stuart’s troopers stubbornly resisted until vigorous attacks spearheaded by Brig. Gen. George Armstrong Custer’s Michigan brigade broke their line. As the Confederate cavalry retired east towards Telegraph Road, Sheridan’s men broke through and continued toward Richmond on Brook Road (present-day U.S. Route 1). The battle received its name from Yellow Tavern, an inn located on Brook Road just south of the battlefield.
Erected 1994 by Department of Historic Resources, 1994. (Marker Number E-51.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Battlefield Trails - Civil War, and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is May 11, 1864.
Location. 37° 39.674′ N, 77° 27.601′ W. Marker
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is near Glen Allen, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is at the intersection of Brook Road (U.S. 1) and Interstate 295, on the left when traveling south on Brook Road. Located just off the I-295 Exit 43C exit ramp. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 935 Ward Rd, Glen Allen VA 23059, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stuart’s Mortal Wound (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Stuart’s Mortal Wound (here, next to this marker); Yellow Tavern (approx. 0.4 miles away); Major General James Ewell Brown Stuart (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wickham's Line (approx. 0.6 miles away); Anderson Cemetery (approx. 0.7 miles away); Liberty Golden Eagle (approx. 0.8 miles away); Mount Olive Baptist Church (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glen Allen.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. The Battle of Yellow Tavern by Markers
Also see . . .  The Battle of Yellow Tavern. From the National Park Service. Includes driving tour instructions. (Submitted on November 28, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
JEB Stuart Statue image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2007
2. JEB Stuart Statue
This equestrian station of Maj. Gen. JEB Stuart is located on Monument Ave in Richmond, Va.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 20, 2007, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 3,925 times since then and 125 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 20, 2007, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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Jun. 10, 2023