Union Occupation of Charlottesville

Union Occupation of Charlottesville (HM22Z)

Location: Charlottesville, VA 22903
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 2.697', W 78° 30.996'

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On 3 Mar. 1865, Maj. Gen. Philip H. Sheridan's Union Army of the Shenandoah entered Charlottesville to destroy railroad facilities as the 3rd Cavalry Division led by Bvt. Maj. Gen. George A. Custer arrived from Waynesboro. Mayor Christopher H. Fowler, other local officials, and University of Virginia professors Socrates Maupin and John B. Minor and rector Thomas L. Preston met Custer, just east of here. Fowler surrendered the town, and the professors asked that the university be protected, "for it would always be a national asset." Custer agreed and posted guards during the three-day occupation. The University suffered little damage, unlike the Virginia Military Institute, which had been burned in June 1864.
HM NumberHM22Z
Marker NumberQ-22
Year Placed2001
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 1:20pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 717919 N 4213713
Decimal Degrees38.04495000, -78.51660000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 2.697', W 78° 30.996'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 2' 41.82" N, 78° 30' 59.76" W
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Area Code(s)434, 540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2214-2230 US-250 BUS, Charlottesville VA 22903, US
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