Battle of Yellow Tavern Facts — Date, Location, Casualties, and Outcome

May 11, 1864

Battle of Yellow Tavern facts, including dates, location, casualties and outcome.

Portrait of J. E. B. Stuart

Confederate General James Ewell Brown (J. E. B.) Stuart was mortally wounded during the Battle of Yellow Tavern. [Wikimedia Commons]

Battle of Yellow Tavern Date

The Battle of Yellow Tavern took place on May 11, 1864.

Battle of Yellow Tavern Location

It was fought in Henrico County, Virginia, at Yellow Tavern.

Campaign

Principal Union Commanders

Principal Confederate Commanders

Union Forces Engaged

  • Sheridan’s Cavalry Corps (Army of the Potomac)

Confederate Forces Engaged

  • Stuart’s Cavalry Corps (Army of Northern Virginia)

Number of Union Soldiers Engaged

  • Roughly 12,000

Number of Confederate Soldiers Engaged

  • Roughly 5,000

Estimated Union Casualties

  • 625 (killed, wounded, captured/missing)

Estimated Confederate Casualties

  • 300 (captured)

Result

  • Union victory

Significance

  • During the Battle of Yellow Tavern, Major General James Ewell Brown (J. E. B.) Stuart was mortally wounded.
  • Following the Battle of Yellow Tavern, Major General Philip Sheridan continued to threaten Richmond’s defenses, before withdrawing to Bermuda Hundred, Virginia for resupply.

Battle of Yellow Tavern Timeline

This timeline of the Battle of Yellow Tavern shows where it falls in the Overland Campaign.

Citation Information

The following information is provided for citations.

  • Article Title Battle of Yellow Tavern Facts — Date, Location, Casualties, and Outcome
  • Date May 11, 1864
  • Author
  • Keywords battle of yellow tavern, american civil war, overland campaign, j.e.b. stuart, philip sheridan
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date February 21, 2024
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update January 12, 2024

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