Clash of Cavalry
— Lee vs. Grant - The 1864 Campaign —On May 7, 1864, Union Gen. George Meade ordered his chief of cavalry, Gen. Philip Sheridan, to clear the road to Spotsylvania. Barring the way was a division of Confederate cavalry commanded by Gen. Fitzhugh Lee, posted here at Todd's Tavern. Sheridan attacked Lee with two divisions. Wesley Merritt engaged the Confederates' attention on the Brock Road, one mile to your right, while David M. Gregg struck at them via the Catharpin Road, behind you.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 11:08am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 266469 N 4236642|
|Decimal Degrees||38.24748333, -77.66865000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 14.849', W 77° 40.119'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 14' 50.94" N, 77° 40' 7.14" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 9626 Brock Rd, Spotsylvania VA 22553, US|
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