Col. Ulric Dahlgren's Union cavalry passed through this area late in the evening of 1 March 1864 before defeating the Richmond Armory Battalion at the Battle of Green's Farm, just south on Three Chopt Road. Dahlgren led his command toward Richmond on the Westham Plank Road (now Cary Street Road) for about half a mile. At Hicks's Farm, five miles from Capitol Square, about 420 of his cavalrymen encountered the local defense troops of the Departmental Battalion and the remnants of the Armory Battalion. After a brief skirmish in the darkness during a rain, snow, and sleet storm, Dahlgren retreated and tried to rejoin Brig. Gen. H. Judson Kilpatrick's force on Brook Road. Dahlgren was killed in King and Queen County the next day.
Date Approved by DHR: 03/16/05
Year On Marker: 2005
Geographic Location: Henrico County
Physical Description of Location: Henrico, VA 23229. Located on Horspen Road, less than 1/5 of a mile north of the intersection of Horspen Road and Patterson Avenue (Rt. 6). Marker is on the right when traveling north on Horspen Road.
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