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Skirmish at Rio Hill W-197 | Marker History

Skirmish at Rio Hill Marker, W-197

On February 29, 1864, General George A. Custer and 1500 cavalrymen made a diversionary raid into Albemarle County. Here, north of Charlottesville, he attacked the Confederate winter camp of four batteries of the Stuart Horse Artillery commanded by Captain Marcellus N. Moorman. Despite the destruction to the camp, 200 Confederates rallied in a counterattack which forced Custer's withdrawal. Few casualties were reported.

Marker Information:
Year On Marker: 1989
Region: Blue Ridge and Central Piedmont Region
Geographic Location: Albemarle County
Physical Description of Location: Charlottesville, VA 22901. Located on Rio Hill Center Road, miles of the intersection of Rio Hill Center Road and . Marker is on the when traveling on Rio Hill Center Road.
GPS Location: 38.08714,-78.472149
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