Battle of Yellow Tavern

Battle of Yellow Tavern (HM1VV)

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

N 37° 39.674', W 77° 27.601'

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On 11 May, 1864, Confederate cavalry commanded by Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart chose ground just east of here to engage Union cavalry under Maj. Gen. Philip H. Sheridan, who was advancing on Richmond by way of Mountain Road. Outnumbered three to one, Stuart's troopers stubbornly resisted until vigorous attacks spearheaded by Brig. Gen. George Armstrong Custer's Michigan brigade broke their line. As the Confederate cavalry retired east towards Telegraph Road, Sheridan's men broke through and continued toward Richmond on Brook Road (present-day U.S. Route 1). The battle received its name from Yellow Tavern, an inn located on Brook Road just south of the battlefield.
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HM NumberHM1VV
Series This marker is part of the Battlefield Trails - Civil War series
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Marker NumberE 51
Year Placed1994
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources, 1994
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 1:48am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 283010 N 4171076
Decimal Degrees37.66123333, -77.46001667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 39.674', W 77° 27.601'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 39' 40.44" N, 77° 27' 36.06" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9104 U.S. 1, Glen Allen VA 23059, US
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