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

Start of Sheridan's Raid

 
 
Start of Sheridan's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, April 11, 2007
1. Start of Sheridan's Raid Marker
Inscription. Here Sheridan, moving from camp, came into the Telegraph Road on his raid to Richmond, May 9, 1864, while Lee and Grant were fighting at Spotsylvania. The 10,000 Union Cavalry filled the road for several miles. Turning from the road ten miles south, Sheridan came into it again at Yellow Tavern near Richmond, May 11, 1864.
 
Erected 1930 by Conservation and Development Commission. (Marker Number E 39.)
 
Location. 38° 15.276′ N, 77° 29.861′ W. Marker is near Fredericksburg, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker is at the intersection of Jefferson Davis Highway (Virginia Route 1) and Lafayette Boulevard (Virginia Route 1), on the right when traveling north on Jefferson Davis Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fredericksburg VA 22408, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stuart ( here, next to this marker); Cox House ( approx. 0.6 miles away); The Chancellorsville Campaign ( approx. 0.6 miles away); Longstreetís Winter Headquarters ( approx. 0.6 miles away); Fredericksburg Campaign ( approx. 1.5 miles away); Grantís Supply Line ( approx. 1.5 miles away); Virginia Central Railway Trail ( approx. 1.8 miles away); The Railway, With Tracks and Without ( approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
 
Also see . . .  Sheridan's Raid on Richmond. The raid was part of General U.S. Grant's Overland Campaign of 1864. (Submitted on July 29, 2008, 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 July 28, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 985 times since then and 43 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 28, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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