Early Stages of Stuart's Ride Around McClellan

Early Stages of Stuart's Ride Around McClellan (HMABG)

Location: Glen Allen, VA 23059 Hanover County
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N 37° 42.984', W 77° 30.972'

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Confederate Brig. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart with his 1,200 cavalrymen rode past this spot on the morning of 12 June 1862, heading west. On a mission to gather intelligence about Union Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan's Army of the Potomac, Stuart hoped to deceive his foes into thinking that he was joining Confederate Maj. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson in the Shenandoah Valley. His true objective was northeastern Hanover County, in the rear of the Union army, about a dozen miles east of here. The westward feint and the narrow, tree-lined country roads, allowed Stuart to conceal the true nature of his expedition.
Marker NumberE 119
Year Placed2002
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 10:05am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 278218 N 4177330
Decimal Degrees37.71640000, -77.51620000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 42.984', W 77° 30.972'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 42' 59.04" N, 77° 30' 58.32" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 12100 State Rte 660, Glen Allen VA 23059, US
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