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Stuart's RideIn 2012, RICHMOND DISCOVERIES worked closely with local governments, historic sites, and Virginia Civil War Trails to coordinate the creation of a new Virginia Civil War Trail.  “STUART’S RIDE” commemorates the daring June 1862 ride of Confederate cavalry leader “Jeb” Stuart and his 1,200 troopers around U.S. Gen. George McClellan’s Union Army.  This information provided Gen. Robert E. Lee (CSA) with the vital information he needed to conduct his victorious Seven Days Campaign and save Richmond.

Stuart's Ride, Virginia Civil War Trails


STUART’S RIDE Civil War TrailOn June 10, 2012, STUART’S RIDE became an official part of the Virginia Civil War Trails system.   As of March 2013, eight markers are in place like the one located at Brook Run in Henrico County pictured above.                       

The trail passes through four counties and will require twice the number of markers now in place to tell the complete story.   With the help of committed people like you, it is the hope of RICHMOND DISCOVERIES and the STUART’S RIDE Committee that more trail markers will be added throughout the Civil War Sesquicentennial.  By the Civil War Sesquicentennial's end in 2015, we would like to have the complete trail marked. 

Click here to download a map and driving directions of the STUART’S RIDE Civil War Trail

We hope you enjoy following the Trail of the Cavalier! 
Note:  Adobe software required.  Map is 8”x14”

The 150th anniversary of STUART’S RIDE was marked by local commemorative reenactment events.  Click here to see event pictures.

You can help commemorate STUART’S RIDE so that future generations can learn about this daring and important historical event.  Donate today to help place markers and provide follow-up educational programs that will continue to introduce new generations to this pivotal episode in our nation’s Civil War history.

Donate by sending a check to:

Richmond Discoveries
2730 Tinsley Drive, Suite 205
Bon Air, Virginia 23235

Or use the online donation form below:

I would like to support the placement of additional trail markers for the “Stuart’s Ride” Civil War Trail and follow-up educational programs.

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Richmond Discoveries

Tel:  804-222-8595    Fax:  804-222-8596
2730 Tinsley Drive, Suite 205
Bon Air, Virginia 23235

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