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Sandston in Henrico County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Second Day at Seven Pines

 
 
Second Day at Seven Pines Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
1. Second Day at Seven Pines Marker
Inscription. Most of the fighting on the second day of the Battle of Seven Pines (Fair Oaks), occurred near here on 1 June 1862. Confederate Maj. Gen. Gustavus W. Smith, who had assumed command following the wounding of Gen. Joseph E. Johnston the evening before, resumed the attack in the morning. When the Union defenses proved too strong, the Confederates disengaged and retired to their original lines. Gen. Robert E. Lee, who already had been assigned to command the Confederate troops in front of Richmond early in the day, assumed that command when Smith collapsed from exhaustion during the afternoon.
 
Erected 1994 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number W 10.)
 
Location. 37° 31.836′ N, 77° 18.797′ W. Marker is in Sandston, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is on E Nine Mile Road (Virginia Route 33), on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sandston VA 23150, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fair Oaks Station (here, next to this marker); McClellan’s First Line (approx. half a mile away); Battlefield of Seven Pines (approx. half a mile away); Sandston
Markers at Fair Oaks image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2006
2. Markers at Fair Oaks
Two markers are found at this location near the railroad crossing. The Second Day at Seven Pines is the marker in the back.
(approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Battlefield of Seven Pines (approx. half a mile away); Seven Pines (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Battlefield of Seven Pines (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Battlefield of Seven Pines (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sandston.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Fair Oaks (Seven Pines). Civil War Battles website. (Submitted on August 22, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. The Battle of Seven Pines. Detailed information of the Seven Pines battle. (Submitted on August 22, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

3. Virtual Tour by Markers of the Battle of Seven Pines. This is one of several markers describing the actions of May 31 - June 1, 1862. (Submitted on May 1, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,383 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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