Yellow Tavern

Yellow Tavern (HM1VR)

Location: Glen Allen, VA 23059 Henrico County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 39.692', W 77° 27.214'

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Stuart's Last Battle

— Lee Vs. Grant - The 1864 Campaign —

While Grant and Lee fought at Spotsylvania, Gen. Philip H. Sheridan took 12,000 Federal cavalry on a raid toward Richmond. After destroying a large Confederate supply depot at Beaver Dam Station, Sheridan's troopers met 4,000 Southern cavalrymen under Gen. J.E.B. Stuart near here at Yellow Tavern on May 11, 1864. Union cavalry attacked from the west and in heavy hand-to-hand fighting drove Gen. Lunsford Lomax's Brigade from Telegraph Road before pushing northward.

Late in the day, while the Richmond local defense troops gathered to guard the capital, Sheridan attacked Stuart on this high ground. The Confederate line shattered. Stuart fell fatally wounded here while rallying his men.

Although the road to Richmond seemed open, Sheridan chose to skirt the city and rejoin Grant's army.
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HM NumberHM1VR
Series This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series
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Placed ByVirginia Civil War Trails
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 3:58am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 283580 N 4171094
Decimal Degrees37.66153333, -77.45356667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 39.692', W 77° 27.214'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 39' 41.52" N, 77° 27' 12.84" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10112 Telegraph Rd, Glen Allen VA 23059, US
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