Historical Markers StoppingPoints.com Historical Markers, Sightseeing & Points of Interest Scenic Roads & Points of Interest
About Us | Photo Gallery | Free Widgets | Featured States | Search Site
Register or Edit LoginRegister
Home Virginia Henrico County Richmond Historical Markers Sheridan Maneuvers East

Sheridan Maneuvers East

Brook Rd, Richmond, VA , USA

Latitude & Longitude: 37° 36' 9.11394", -77° 27' 15.60348"
  Virginia VA State Historical Marker
Virginia State
Historical Marker

In 1864, Brook Road provided the most direct avenue of approach from the north for Union cavalry raids on Richmond. After defeating Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart's Confederate cavalry at Yellow Tavern, four miles north of here, on 11 May 1864, Union cavalry under Maj. Gen. Philip H. Sheridan penetrated Richmond's outer defensive line on the heights above Brook Run, a half mile north. Advancing southward on Brook Road, Sheridan's force encountered Richmond's inner defensive line, near present-day Union Theological Seminary. There he met strong resistance from a combined force of regular infantry and local defense troops. On the morning of 12 May, Sheridan moved his force to the northeast and retired across the Chickahominy River.

Last updated: 2/14/2015 15:17:00
    Related Themes: C.S.A., Confederate States of America, Confederacy, Union States
Explore other
Virginia Civil War Historical Markers.

Sheridan Maneuvers East Historical Marker Location Map, Richmond, Virginia Map