Near Rochelle in Madison County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Battle of Jack’s Shop
Attacked from all Sides
Learning of the presence of Federal troops in the town of Madison, Confederate Gen. J.E.B. Stuart moved to meet the two Union divisions led by Gens. Judson Kilpatrick and John Buford.
On September 22, while at the village of Jack’s Shop (modern Rochelle), Stuart’s rear guard was engaged by Buford’s force. An artillery duel was soon underway.
While fighting Buford, Stuart was attacked by Kilpatrick, who had recrossed the Rapidan River. Stuart now was engaged in a two-front battle. Gradually, the Confederate general began to concentrate on the weakest part of Kilpatrick’s line.
Stuart was attacked from a third side by Gen. Thomas Devin. Stuart then ordered his artillery to fire in that direction while continuing to hammer at Kilpatrick.
Stuart managed to cut through the Union line and escape safely across the Rapidan at Liberty Mills, ending the battle.
The Battle of Jack’s shop
Erected by Civil War Trails.
Location. 38° 18.539′ N, 78° 16.409′ W. Marker is near Rochelle, Virginia, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of Shelby Road (County Route 662) and South Blue Ridge Turnpike (Virginia Route 231), on the right when traveling west on Shelby Road. Touch for map. It is at a small car-pool parking lot at the intersection. Marker is in this post office area: Rochelle VA 22738, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cavalry Engagement at Jack’s Shop (approx. 1.3 miles away); Joseph Early Home (approx. 2.3 miles away); Greene County / Madison County (approx. 4.3 miles away); Cpl. Clinton Greaves (1855-1906) (approx. 5 miles away); James L. Kemper Residence (approx. 5.2 miles away); Jackson’s March to Fredericksburg Hebron Lutheran Church (approx. 6.1 miles away); Oak Grove Baptist Church (approx. 6.5 miles away).
More about this marker. Marker shows a large map of the battle on its right and includes a timeline key. At the bottom are portraits of General J.E.B. Stuart, General John Buford and General Lawrence Baker, who was severely wounded at Jack’s Shop.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 1, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,626 times since then and 173 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 1, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.