Late in the afternoon of 11 May 1864, Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart, the famous Confederate cavalry commander, was mortally wounded just east of here on Old Telegraph Road while rallying the left of his line during the Battle of Yellow Tavern. As three Michigan regiments of Brig. Gen. George Armstrong Custer's brigade fell back after an unsuccessful frontal charge, Pvt. John A. Huff, 5th Michigan Cavalry, fired the shot that struck Stuart in the abdomen. Maj. Gen. Fitzhugh Lee assumed command of Stuart's forces, as Stuart was carried by ambulance to Richmond. There, in the home of his brother-in-law, Dr. Charles Brewer, Stuart died on the evening of 12 May.
Geographic Location: Henrico County
Physical Description of Location: Glen Allen, VA 23059. Located on Brook Road (Hwy 1), less than 1/5 of a mile north of the intersection of Brook Road (Hwy 1) and I-295. Marker is on the right when traveling north on Brook Road (Hwy 1).
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