— 1862 Peninsula Campaign —In May 1862, Union Gen. George B. McClellan led the Army of the Potomac up the Peninsula to the gates of Richmond. Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee assumed command of the Army of Northern Virginia in June and began planning a counterattack. On June 12, Gen. J.E.B. Stuart led 1,200 cavalrymen on a daring 3-day reconnaissance and discovered that the Union right was unsecured. Stuart's "Ride around McClellan" gave Lee the vital information he needed to launch the offensive known as the Seven Days' Battles on June 26.
|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||Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 6:08am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 316635 N 4155544|
|Decimal Degrees||37.52866667, -77.07516667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 31.72', W 77° 4.51'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 31' 43.20" N, 77° 4' 30.60" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 8440 Old Church Rd, New Kent VA 23124, US|
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