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Start of Sheridans Raid E-39 | Marker History

Start of Sheridans Raid Marker, E-39

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 Information:
Year On Marker: 1930
Region: Fredericksburg-Culpeper-Warrenton and Upper Piedmont Region
Geographic Location: Spotsylvania County
Physical Description of Location: Jefferson Davis Highway (US 1), about .8 miles north of I-95 interchange, Fredericksburg, VA 22408. Marker is on right when traveling north on US 1.
GPS Location: 38.2520975030,-77.4980722310
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