Stuart's Riders Skirt Ashland

Stuart's Riders Skirt Ashland (HMACH)

Location: Ashland, VA 23005 Hanover County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 46.706', W 77° 31.204'

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On the afternoon of 12 June 1862, Confederate Brig. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart's column passed here on a mission to gather intelligence about Union Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan's Army of the Potomac. Riding northeast toward the Richmond, Fredericksburg, & Potomac Railroad and bypassing Ashland to avoid discovery, the expedition ended its first day without seeing any Federals. The next day, Stuart surprised Union cavalry near Hanover Court House and encountered the army's rear elements at Old Church and Tunstall's Station. Less than two weeks later, part of Confederate Maj. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson's army camped here around Independence Church en route to the Seven Days' Battles.
Marker NumberE 121
Year Placed2002
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 8:46am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 278062 N 4184223
Decimal Degrees37.77843333, -77.52006667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 46.706', W 77° 31.204'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 46' 42.36" N, 77° 31' 12.24" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 13558-13576 State Rte 666, Ashland VA 23005, US
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