"Battle of Yellow Tavern" Richmond Off The Beaten Path Tip by Ewingjr98

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  JEB Stuart Memorial at Yellow Tavern, Glen Allen
by Ewingjr98

On 11 May 1864, 12,000 Union calvary under the command of General Philip Sheridan met JEB Stuart's 5,000 man calvary at a location called Yellow Tavern, just six miles north of Richmond. After several frontal assaults throughout the afternoon, General George Custer's brigade, partially dismounted, finally broke through the rebel lines. During the Confederate counter attack, JEB Stuart was wounded, and he died the next day.

The battle took place in what is today known as Glen Allen, VA, a northern suburb of Richmond. JEB Stuarts monument, placed at the location where he was mortally wounded is on Telegraph Rd, just 1/4 mile from the intersection of Interstate-95 and Interstate-295 which have destroyed much of this historic site. To get to the Stuart monument, take Rt-1 north from I-295, and turn right on Virginia Center Parkway. Take the next right on Telegraph Road and drive about 1/2 mile, almost to the end, where you'll see the monument on the right in a yard.

The rest of the battlefield is in similar residential areas to the south, mostly along Telegraph Road, however, Telegraph Road has been split by Interstate-295, so you'll have to cross the interstate using Rt 1. The link below guides you through a short tour with seven stops.

Website: http://www.nps.gov/frsp/yellow.htm

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  • Updated Jan 4, 2007
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