Rochelle in Madison County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Cavalry Engagement at Jack’s Shop
Erected 1990 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number G-11.)
Location. 38° 17.379′ N, 78° 16.236′ W. Marker is in Rochelle, Virginia, in Madison County. Marker is on South Blue Ridge Turnpike just south of Beautiful Run Road (County Route 621), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Routes 231 and 621 share the pavement that passes by the marker. 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. Battle of Jack’s Shop (approx. 1.3 miles away); Joseph Early Home (approx. 3.6 miles away); Greene County / Madison County (approx. Cpl. Clinton Greaves (1855-1906) (approx. 6.3 miles away); Civil War Encampment (approx. 6.4 miles away); Confederate Encampment (approx. 6.4 miles away); James Madison and Dolley Madison (approx. 6.4 miles away); Post-Emancipation (approx. 6.5 miles away).
More about this marker. This marker replaced an older marker with the same number that dated from the 1930s and had been missing for a while. It was titled “Cavalry Engagement” and read “Near here J.E.B. Stuart, while fighting the Union cavalryman, Buford, was attacked in the rear by another cavalry force under Kilpatrick. Stuart, turning on Kilpatrick, cut his way out, September 22, 1863. Buford pursued him to the Rapidan River.”
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 1,166 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 1, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.