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JEB STUART'S RIDE
AROUND MCCLELLAN


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Route
(in red) from Linney's Corner, upper
left, to Tunstall's Station, lower middle.


(Q)
Relationship between Routes 606, 619, and 691 (see below)
Author's car is on Route 691 leaving Tunstall's Station.


Following the Route Numbers:

Following the road at Garlick's Landing, we circle back to Route 607, and proceed to its intersection with Route 606.

Turning left onto Route 606, Old Church Road, we follow it for about two miles before turning right onto Hopewell Road, Route 619.

Immediately --- and I mean immediately --- after turning onto Route 619, we turn left onto Route 691.

Route 691 dead-ends at a railroad track at Tunstall's Station.



(Q)
Tunstall's Station.


... A few picked men, including my aides, Burke, Farley, and Mosby, were pushed forward rapidly to Tunstall's to cut the wires and secure the depot. Five companies of cavalry, escorting large wagon trains, were in sight and seemed at first disposed to dispute our progress, but the sight of our column, led by Lee, of the Ninth, boldly advancing to the combat, was enough. Content with a distant view, they fled, leaving their train in our hands. The party that reached the railroad at Tunstall's surprised the guard at the depot (15 or 20 infantry), captured them without their firing a gun, and set about obstructing the railroad, but before it could be thoroughly done, and just as the head of our column reached it, a train of cars came thundering down from the Grand Army. It had troops on board and we prepared to attack it. The train swept off the obstructions without being thrown from the track, but our fire, delivered at only a few rodsí distance, either killed or caused to feign death every one on board, the engineer being one of the first victims from the unerring fire of Captain Farley. It is fair to presume that a serious collision took place on its arrival at the White House, for it made extraordinary speed in that direction. The railroad bridge over Black Creek was fired under the direction of Lieutenant Burke, and it being now dark, the burning of the immense wagon train and the extricating of the teams involved much labor and delay and illuminated the country for miles. ...



Route
(in red) from Tunstall's Station, upper
left, to St. Peter's Church, Talleysville, and the
Olivet Church, lower right.


Following the Route Numbers:

Returning from Tunstall's station, on Routes 691 and 619, we turn right onto Route 606.

As we proceed on Route 606 it merges with Route 609.

One-half mile after the merge, on the road now called, Route 609, we turn left onto St. Peter's Church Road, Route 642.

A little over half a mile down Route 642, we come to the entrance road for the Church.



George Washington may have married Martha Curtis in St. Peter's Church.

(R)
Road to Saint Peter's Episcopal Church, Route 642.


(S)
Entrance to Saint Peter's Episcopal Church.



(S)
Saint Peter's Episcopal Church.



(S)267
Saint Peter's Episcopal Church - 1860's.

Union Personnel (foreground), left to right: Maj. A.M. Clark, volunteer A.D.C.; Lt. Col. J.H. Taylor, A.G.; Capt. F.N. Clarke, Chief of Arty.;General E.V. Sumner, Lt. Col. J. F. Hammond, Medical Director; Capt. Pease, Minnesota Vols., Chief of commissary; Capt. Gabriel Grant.
 


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