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Wickham's Line EA-6 | Marker History

Wickham’s Line Marker, EA-6

In the first phase of the Battle of Yellow Tavern on 11 May 1864, Brig. Gen. Williams C. Wickham and his Confederate cavalry were posted just south of this location below Old Francis Road. Wickham's men fired on Brig. Gen. George A. Custer's Union troopers as they charged Brig. Gen. Lunsford L. Lomax's line on the Federal left flank, preventing Custer's advance. Maj. Gen. Philip H. Sheridan, the Federal commander, then sent Col. George H. Chapman's regiment to attack Wickham's line. This freed Custer to continue up Telegraph Road, where one of his men mortally wounded Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart later that day.

Marker Information:
Year On Marker: 1996
Region: Richmond Region
Geographic Location: Henrico County
Physical Description of Location: Glen Allen, VA 23059. Located on Virginia Center Pkwy, 0.5 miles west of the intersection of Virginia Center Pkwy and Brook Road (Hwy 1). Marker is on the left when traveling west on Virginia Center Pkwy.
GPS Location: 37.6674027910,-77.4672244950
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