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

Sheridan Maneuvers East

 
 
Sheridan Maneuvers East Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 6, 2012
1. Sheridan Maneuvers East Marker
Inscription.  In 1864, Brook Road provided the most direct avenue of approach from the north for Union cavalry raids on Richmond. After defeating Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart's Confederate cavalry at Yellow Tavern, four miles north of here, on 11 May 1864, Union cavalry under Maj. Gen. Philip H. Sheridan penetrated Richmond's outer defensive line on the heights above Brook Run, a half mile north. Advancing southward on Brook Road, Sheridan's force encountered Richmond's inner defensive line, near present-day Union Theological Seminary. There he met strong resistance from a combined force of regular infantry and local defense troops. On the morning of 12 May, Sheridan moved his force to the northeast and retired across the Chickahominy River.
 
Erected 1994 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number E-3.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 37° 36.152′ N, 77° 27.26′ W. Marker is near Richmond, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is on Brook Road (U.S. 1) north
Brook Rd (facing south) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 6, 2012
2. Brook Rd (facing south)
of Azalea Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond VA 23227, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Adèle Goodman Clark (approx. 0.3 miles away); Emmanuel Church at Brook Hill Episcopal (approx. 0.3 miles away); Brook Road (approx. 0.6 miles away); Campaign of 1781 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Richmond Defences (approx. 0.6 miles away); Stuart's Ride (approx. 0.6 miles away); Outer Fortifications (approx. 0.6 miles away); Gabriel’s Insurrection (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 6, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 729 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 7, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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