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STANDARDSVILLE ENGAGEMENT Near This Site On 1 Mar . 1864 , Maj . Gen . J . E . B ...

STANDARDSVILLE ENGAGEMENT Near This Site On 1 Mar . 1864 , Maj . Gen . J . E . B ...

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Description: STANDARDSVILLE ENGAGEMENT Near this site on 1 Mar . 1864 , Maj . Gen . J . E . B . Stuarts Confederate cavalry engaged Brig . Gen . George A . Custers Union cavalry in what is called locally the Battle of Standardsville . To divert Stuart from Richmond , Custer led his troopers down this road to Charlottesville , destroying the railroad bridge over the Rivanna River there and breaking communications between Gordonsville and Lynchburg . Passing through Standardsville again after the raid , taking prisoners and burning Confederate supplies , Custer fought a brief engagement with Stuart , then pressed on toward Orange Court House . Custers postwar military career ended at the Battle of Little Big Horn in Montana in 1876 . Department of Historic Resources , 1990 .

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