Wickham's Line

Wickham's Line (HMABR)

Location: Glen Allen, VA 23059 Henrico County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 40.044', W 77° 28.033'

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In the first phase of the Battle of Yellow Tavern on 11 May 1864, Brig. Gen. Williams C. Wickham and his Confederate cavalry were posted just south of this location below Old Francis Road. Wickham's men fired on Brig. Gen. George A. Custer's Union troopers as they charged Brig. Gen. Lunsford L. Lomax's line on the Federal left flank, preventing Custer's advance. Maj. Gen. Philip H. Sheridan, the Federal commander, then sent Col. George H. Chapman's regiment to attack Wickham's line. This freed Custer to continue up Telegraph Road, where one of his men mortally wounded Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart later that day.
Marker NumberEA 6
Year Placed1996
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 9:37am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 282393 N 4171777
Decimal Degrees37.66740000, -77.46721667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 40.044', W 77° 28.033'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 40' 2.64" N, 77° 28' 1.98" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1301 Virginia Center Pkwy, Glen Allen VA 23059, US
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