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.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Virginia Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 3:58am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 283580 N 4171094|
|Decimal Degrees||37.66153333, -77.45356667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 39.692', W 77° 27.214'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 39' 41.52" N, 77° 27' 12.84" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 10112 Telegraph Rd, Glen Allen VA 23059, US|
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