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Near Ashland in Hanover County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Stuart Turns North

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, February 2, 2009
1. Stuart Turns North Marker
Inscription. Late in the morning of 12 June 1862, Confederate Brig. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart and 1,200 cavalrymen reached this intersection on a mission to gather intelligence about Union Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan's Army of the Potomac. Here Stuart's column turned sharply northeast, in the general direction of Ashland. Having put some distance between his force and the Federal army around Mechanicsville, Stuart could move directly toward the upper end of the county. He maneuvered along these roads with confidence, since many of the men in his command, who guided the expedition, were Hanover County natives.
 
Erected 2002 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number E-122.)
 
Location. 37° 44.149′ N, 77° 33.184′ W. Marker is near Ashland, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker is at the intersection of Cedar Lane (County Route 623) and Ashland Road, on the left when traveling west on Cedar Lane. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ashland VA 23005, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Early Stages of Stuart's Ride Around McClellan (approx. 2.4 miles away); M60 Main Battle Tank (approx. 3.1 miles away); Stuart's Riders Skirt Ashland
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By Bernard Fisher, February 2, 2009
2. Stuart Turns North Marker
(approx. 3 miles away); Hanover County / Henrico County (approx. 3 miles away); Stuart's Ride Around McClellan Begins (approx. 3 miles away); John Preston Clarke (approx. 3.7 miles away); Town Of Ashland Historic District (approx. 4.1 miles away); Downtown Business Growth Fuels Ashland Expansion (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ashland.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 3, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 779 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 3, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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