“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Near Bellvue in Spotsylvania County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Start of Sheridan's Raid

Start of Sheridan's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, April 11, 2007
1. Start of Sheridan's Raid Marker
Inscription.  Here Sheridan, moving from camp, came into the Telegraph Road on his raid to Richmond, May 9, 1864, while Lee and Grant were fighting at Spotsylvania. The 10,000 Union Cavalry filled the road for several miles. Turning from the road ten miles south, Sheridan came into it again at Yellow Tavern near Richmond, May 11, 1864.
Erected 1930 by Conservation and Development Commission. (Marker Number E-39.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 38° 15.244′ N, 77° 29.863′ W. Marker is near Bellvue, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker is at the intersection of Jefferson Davis Highway (Virginia Route 1) and Lafayette Boulevard (Virginia Route 1), on the right when traveling north on Jefferson Davis Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fredericksburg VA 22408, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stuart (a few steps from this marker); Cox House (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Chancellorsville Campaign (approx. 0.6 miles away); Longstreet’s Winter Headquarters
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(approx. 0.6 miles away); Grant’s Supply Line (approx. 1½ miles away); Fredericksburg Campaign (approx. 1½ miles away); Virginia Central Railway Trail (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Railway, With Tracks and Without (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bellvue.
Also see . . .  Sheridan's Raid on Richmond. The raid was part of General U.S. Grant's Overland Campaign of 1864. (Submitted on July 29, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 28, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,092 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on July 28, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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