Dahlgren's Cavalry Raid

Dahlgren's Cavalry Raid (HMC1F)

Location: Henrico, VA 23238 Goochland County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 35.169', W 77° 38.16'

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In February 1864 a young Union officer, Col. Ulric Dahlgren, joined with Brig. Gen. H. Judson Kilpatrick to raid Richmond and free Federal prisoners of war. They planned for Kilpatrick's men to attack the city's northern defenses while Dahlgren would lead his men through Goochland County, cross the James River, and enter the city from the south. A local African American, Martin Robinson escorted the troopers to a nearby ford but the water was too high to cross. Suspecting trickery, Dahlgren hanged him near here on 1 March, and then attacked the city from the west. Defeated, he rode east in search of Kilpatrick and was killed the next day in King and Queen County.
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HM NumberHMC1F
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Marker NumberSA 27
Year Placed2001
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 7:40pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 267250 N 4163166
Decimal Degrees37.58615000, -77.63600000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 35.169', W 77° 38.16'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 35' 10.14" N, 77° 38' 9.60" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 12300-12320 State Rte 650, Henrico VA 23238, US
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