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Doswell in Hanover County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Hanover Junction

 
 
Hanover Junction Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 21, 2007
1. Hanover Junction Marker
Inscription. Two 19th-century railroads crossed at grade level just east: the Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac and the Virginia Central, which ran west to the Shenandoah Valley, the Confederacy’s breadbasket during the Civil War. This junction attained strategic importance in 1864 as the railroads carried supplies to Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia. Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and the Army of the Potomac attempted to disrupt that traffic to hinder Lee and capture Richmond. The Confederates, however, successfully defended the junction during the North Anna River campaign, 21-26 May 1864, and the Union army withdrew east to Cold Harbor.
 
Erected 1997 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number E 21.)
 
Location. 37° 51.65′ N, 77° 27.871′ W. Marker is in Doswell, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker is on Washington Highway (U.S. 1), on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located north of Ashland, on Route 1 just north of Doswell Road and west of the railroad junction. Marker is in this post office area: Doswell VA 23047, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Hanover Junction (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lee’s Movements
Hanover Junction image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 21, 2007
2. Hanover Junction
The railroad junction is located here on Doswell Road, just east of the marker. A Virginia Civil War Trails sign is found at this location.
(approx. 1.3 miles away); North Anna River Campaign (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Shenandoah Lumber Company (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Eiffel Tower (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Blue Ridge Tollway (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Scooby-Doo Ghoster Coaster (approx. 1.9 miles away); Boo Boo's Tree Swings (approx. 1.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Doswell.
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,206 times since then and 94 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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