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Stuart's Ride around McClellan by Markers.
 
Elmont (Kilby's Station) image, Touch for more information
By Bernard Fisher, February 2, 2009
Elmont (Kilby's Station)
SHOWN IN SOURCE-SPECIFIED ORDER
1Virginia (Hanover County), Ashland — E-120 — Stuart's Ride Around McClellan Begins
Here at Elmont (known as Kilby's Station during the Civil War), Confederate Brig. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart assembled the last of his 1,200 cavalrymen and began his ride around Union Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan's Army of the Potomac on 12 June 1862. . . . Map (db m15840) HM
2Virginia (Hanover County), Ashland — E-119 — Early Stages of Stuart's Ride Around McClellan
Confederate Brig. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart with his 1,200 cavalrymen rode past this spot on the morning of 12 June 1862, heading west. On a mission to gather intelligence about Union Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan's Army of the Potomac, Stuart hoped to . . . Map (db m15837) HM
3Virginia (Hanover County), Ashland — E-122 — Stuart Turns North
Late in the morning of 12 June 1862, Confederate Brig. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart and 1,200 cavalrymen reached this intersection on a mission to gather intelligence about Union Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan's Army of the Potomac. Here Stuart's column . . . Map (db m15842) HM
4Virginia (Hanover County), Ashland — E-121 — Stuart's Riders Skirt Ashland
On the afternoon of 12 June 1862, Confederate Brig. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart's column passed here on a mission to gather intelligence about Union Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan's Army of the Potomac. Riding northeast toward the Richmond, Fredericksburg, . . . Map (db m15881) HM
5Virginia (Hanover County), Hanover — Hanover Court HouseErected in 1735
(Obverse) Near here lived in 1610 Machumps, brother-in-law to King Powhatan. Near here were born Patrick Henry and Henry Clay. In this building on 1st December 1763 Patrick Henry lighted the torch of liberty in the Parson’s . . . Map (db m70490) HM
6Virginia (Hanover County), Hanover — Hanover TavernWar Comes to Hanover Courthouse
This community’s first real taste of war came in May 1862, when Gen. George B. McC1e11an’s Union army moved from the east to threaten Richmond. On May 25, McClellan ordered troops to reconnoiter the Hanover Courthouse area and push back any enemy . . . Map (db m15818) HM
7Virginia (Hanover County), Studley — O-63 — Cavalry Action At Linney's
During Confederate Brig. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart's intelligence gathering "Ride Around McClellan," a skirmish ensued atop this hill on 13 June 1862 when several companies of the 9th Virginia Cavalry collided with the 5th United States Cavalry. Stuart's . . . Map (db m15846) HM
 
Oct. 15, 2021