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Lakeside in Henrico County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Battle of Yellow Tavern

 
 
Battle of Yellow Tavern marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 21, 2007
1. Battle of Yellow Tavern marker
Inscription. On 11 May, 1864, Confederate cavalry commanded by Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart chose ground just east of here to engage Union cavalry under Maj. Gen. Philip H. Sheridan, who was advancing on Richmond by way of Mountain Road. Outnumbered three to one, Stuart’s troopers stubbornly resisted until vigorous attacks spearheaded by Brig. Gen. George Armstrong Custer’s Michigan brigade broke their line. As the Confederate cavalry retired east towards Telegraph Road, Sheridan’s men broke through and continued toward Richmond on Brook Road (present-day U.S. Route 1). The battle received its name from Yellow Tavern, an inn located on Brook Road just south of the battlefield.
 
Erected 1994 by Department of Historic Resources, 1994. (Marker Number E 51.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Battlefield Trails - Civil War marker series.
 
Location. 37° 39.674′ N, 77° 27.601′ W. Marker is in Lakeside, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is at the intersection of Brook Road (U.S. 1) and Interstate 295, on the left when traveling south on Brook Road. Touch for map. Located just off the I-295 Exit 43C exit ramp. Marker is in this post office area: Henrico VA 23228, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
JEB Stuart Statue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2007
2. JEB Stuart Statue
This equestrian station of Maj. Gen. JEB Stuart is located on Monument Ave in Richmond, Va.
are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stuart’s Mortal Wound (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Stuart’s Mortal Wound (here, next to this marker); Major General James Ewell Brown Stuart (approx. 0.4 miles away); Yellow Tavern (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wickham's Line (approx. 0.6 miles away); Virginia Estelle Randolph (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named Yellow Tavern (approx. 1.3 miles away); Saint Joseph’s Villa (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lakeside.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. The Battle of Yellow Tavern by Markers
 
Also see . . .  The Battle of Yellow Tavern. From the National Park Service. Includes driving tour instructions. (Submitted on November 28, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 20, 2007, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,877 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 20, 2007, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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