Stuart Turns North

Stuart Turns North (HMABL)

Location: Ashland, VA 23005 Hanover County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 44.149', W 77° 33.184'

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Late in the morning of 12 June 1862, Confederate Brig. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart and 1,200 cavalrymen reached this intersection on a mission to gather intelligence about Union Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan's Army of the Potomac. Here Stuart's column turned sharply northeast, in the general direction of Ashland. Having put some distance between his force and the Federal army around Mechanicsville, Stuart could move directly toward the upper end of the county. He maneuvered along these roads with confidence, since many of the men in his command, who guided the expedition, were Hanover County natives.
Marker NumberE 122
Year Placed2002
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 11:43pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 275026 N 4179572
Decimal Degrees37.73581667, -77.55306667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 44.149', W 77° 33.184'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 44' 8.94" N, 77° 33' 11.04" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 13285-13299 Cedar Ln, Ashland VA 23005, US
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