Sheridan's Raid

Sheridan's Raid (HM9VH)

Location: Mechanicsville, VA 23111 Hanover County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 36.72', W 77° 22.678'

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Union Maj. Gen. Philip H. Sheridan from 9 to 14 May 1864 led three cavalry divisions on a raid around Richmond. His forces severed vital Confederate communication lines, destroyed railroad tracks, and captured stores and supplies. On 11 May Sheridan's troops defeated Confederate Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart's cavalry forces at Yellow Tavern, and mortally wounded Stuart. The next day Sheridan's men fought Confederate forces while crossing the Chickahominy River at the Meadow Bridges, north of here. Once the Federals made it to the Hanover County side of the river, they passed by here to Mechanicsville and bivouacked at Gaines's Mill to the east.
HM NumberHM9VH
Marker NumberO 8
Year Placed2002
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 12:57am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 290110 N 4165426
Decimal Degrees37.61200000, -77.37796667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 36.72', W 77° 22.678'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 36' 43.20" N, 77° 22' 40.68" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7447 State Rte 638, Mechanicsville VA 23111, US
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