Tallysville in New Kent County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
—1862 Peninsula Campaign —
With Lt. William Robbins, 9th Virginia Cavalry, in command of Gen. J.E.B. Stuart’s advance units, the column trotted into the village of Talleysville early in the evening of June 13, 1862. On the left (across the main road to your left) they passed a Union hospital with about 150 patients in William Talley’s house (private).
Baltimore Store stood at the crossroads to your far right along the main road, and a Union sutler occupied it. The Confederates helped themselves to canned meats, sausages, pickles, preserves, fruits, cakes, crackers, and candy, as well as wine and spirits, from the sutler’s ample stocks. Col. Heros von Borcke, one of Stuart’s staff members, recalled, “My parched tongue was cleaving to the roof of my mouth. When one of our men galloped up to me and held out a bottle
At 8:30 P.M., Stuart himself arrived and ordered a halt for three and a half hours for rest and to allow scattered detachments to close up. At midnight, the column moved on toward the Chickahominy River, with prisoners mounted double on captured mules and horses. Stuart and many of his men slept in the saddle, while pursuing Union cavalry halted at Tunstall’s four miles behind them.
Erected 2012 by Virginia Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 37° 31.72′ N, 77° 4.51′ W. Marker is in Tallysville, Virginia, in New Kent County. Marker can be reached from Angel's Share Drive near Old Church Road (Virginia Route 609), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Located in the New Kent Winery parking lot. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8400 Old Church Rd, New Kent VA 23124, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this The White House (approx. ¼ mile away); St. Peter's Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Stuart's Ride Around McClellan (approx. ¼ mile away); Green v. County School Board of New Kent County (approx. 1.3 miles away); Arnold Stansley (approx. 1.6 miles away); Harold J. Neale (approx. 2.7 miles away); a different marker also named Harold J. Neale (approx. 2.8 miles away); a different marker also named Stuart's Ride (approx. 3.3 miles away).
More about this marker. (captions)
Gen. J.E.B. Stuart Courtesy Library of Congress
1862 map - Courtesy Library of Congress
Talley House – Courtesy Stran Trout
Baltimore Store, ca. 1900 - Courtesy Stran Trout
Also see . . . Richmond Discoveries - Stuart's Ride. Information and map of the Stuart's Ride Civil War Trail (pdf file). (Submitted on December 16, 2012.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 16, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 478 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 16, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.