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

Turn in Sheridan’s Raid

 
 
Turn in Sheridan's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., November 3, 2007
1. Turn in Sheridan's Raid Marker
Inscription. At this point in his Richmond raid, Gen. Sheridan, after a fight with Confederate cavalry commanded by General Williams C. Wickham, turned off the Telegraph Road to Beaver Dam, May 9, 1864. This change of route caused Sheridan to approach Richmond from the northwest instead of the north.
 
Erected 1932 by Conservation and Development Commission. (Marker Number E-30.)
 
Location. 38° 6.443′ N, 77° 31.782′ W. Marker is near Arcadia, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker is at the intersection of Jefferson Davis Hwy (U.S. 1) and Dew Lane, on the right when traveling south on Jefferson Davis Hwy. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5730 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Woodford VA 22580, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jerrell’s Mill (approx. 0.7 miles away); Spotsylvania County / Caroline County (approx. 0.7 miles away); Nancy Wright’s (approx. 1.2 miles away); Mud Tavern (approx. 1.7 miles away); Stanard’s Mill (approx. 3 miles away); John J. Wright Parksite
Turn in Sheridan's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., November 3, 2007
2. Turn in Sheridan's Raid Marker
(approx. 5 miles away); Spotsylvania Sunday School Union Parksite (approx. 5 miles away); Secondary Education for African American Children (approx. 5 miles away).
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable EventsNotable PersonsWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 5, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 957 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 5, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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