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

McClellan’s Second Line

 
 
McClellan’s Second Line Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
1. McClellan’s Second Line Marker
Seven Pines National Cemetery can be seen behind the marker in this photo.
Inscription. Here, at Seven Pines, was McClellan’s second and main line of defense. The Confederates under D. H. Hill, having taken the first line, attacked this position, held by Casey and Couch reinforced by Kearny, May 31, 1862. The battle was bitterly contested until Longstreet sent in fresh troops. The Union line was broken; the Unionists fell back a mile and a half to the east.
 
Erected 1933 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number W 9.)
 
Location. 37° 31.222′ N, 77° 18.132′ W. Marker is in Sandston, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is at the intersection of East Williamsburg Road (U.S. 60) and East Nine Mile Road (Virginia Route 33), on the right when traveling west on East Williamsburg Road. Click for map. Marker is located at the northeast corner of the intersection of East Williamsburg Road and E Nine Mile Road, next to Seven Pines National Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 East Williamsburg Road, Sandston VA 23150, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battlefield of Seven Pines (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Battlefield of Seven Pines (approx. half a mile away); Seven Pines
McClellan’s Second Line Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Forest McDermott, October 7, 2009
2. McClellan’s Second Line Marker
At the intersection of Routes 60 and 33, next to the National Cemetery for Seven Pines.
(approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Battlefield of Seven Pines (approx. 0.6 miles away); McClellan’s First Line (approx. ¾ mile away); a different marker also named Battlefield of Seven Pines (approx. ¾ mile away); Sandston (approx. 0.8 miles away); Seven Days Battles (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sandston.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Seven Pines. CWSAC Battle Summaries website. (Submitted on December 9, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. The Battle of Seven Pines. Detailed information of the Seven Pines battle. (Submitted on December 9, 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.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 945 times since then and 80 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   2. submitted on , by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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