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Near Fredericksburg 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.
Photographed 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 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 (DHR) series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 9, 1862.
 
Location. 38° 15.244′ N, 77° 29.863′ W. Marker is near Fredericksburg, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker is at the intersection of Jefferson Davis Highway (Virginia Route 1) and Lafayette Boulevard (Virginia Route 208), on the right when traveling north on Jefferson Davis Highway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5206 Wicker Street, 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
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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 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lee’s Head Quarters (approx. one mile away); Grant’s Supply Line (approx. 1½ miles away); Fredericksburg Campaign (approx. 1½ miles away); Virginia Central Railway Trail (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
 
Start of Sheridan's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou
2. Start of Sheridan's Raid Marker
The marker is located in the median in front of a mechanic's shop.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2023. It was originally submitted on July 28, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,347 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 28, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia.   2. submitted on August 9, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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