Start of Sheridan's Raid
Posted by: garmin_geek
N 38° 15.126 W 077° 29.883
18S E 281414 N 4236737
Quick Description: Virginia Historical Highway Marker E-39, U.S. 1 Spotsylvania.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 3/19/2010 5:20:38 AM
Waymark Code: WM8DXH
Here Sheridan, moving from camp, came into the Telegraph Road on his raid to Richmond, May 9, 1864, while Lee and Grant were fighting at Spotsylvania. The 10,000 Union cavalry filled the road for several miles. Turning from the road ten miles south, Sheridan came into it again at Yellow Tavern near Richmond May 11, 1864.
Marker Number: E-39
Marker Title: Start of Sheridan's Raid
Marker Location: U.S. 1 Spotsylvania
County or Independent City: Spotsylvania County
Marker Program Sponsor: http://www.dhr.virginia.gov/hiway_markers/marker.cfm?mid=3910
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