First known as Jack's Shop for a blacksmith shop that stood nearby, Rochelle was the scene of a cavalry skirmish on 22 September 1863. While Confederate cavalry under Major General J. E. B. Stuart engaged Union Brigadier General John Buford's troops, the cavalry of Brigadier General H. Judson Kilpatrick rode to Buford's support and attacked the rear of Stuart's force. Stuart's horse artillery and his cavalry fired and charged in both directions. They broke through Kilpatrick's lines and escaped.
Geographic Location: Madison County
Physical Description of Location: Locust Dale, VA 22709. Located on Route 621, less than 1/5 of a mile southeast of the junction of Route 621 and Jacks Shop Road. Marker is on the left when traveling southeast on Route 621.
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