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Near Highland Springs in Henrico County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Seven Days Battles

Grape Vine Bridge

 
 
Grape Vine Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, January 28, 2009
1. Grape Vine Bridge Marker
Inscription. Here Sumner crossed the river to reinforce the part of McClellan's army fighting at Fair Oaks, May 31, 1862. Here a part of Porter's force crossed in the night of June 27, 1862 after the battle of Gaines's Mill. Here Stonewall Jackson, rebuilding the bridges destroyed by the retreating Unionists, crossed in pursuit, June 29.
 
Erected 1961 by Virginia State Library. (Marker Number PA 105.)
 
Location. 37° 33.055′ N, 77° 16.371′ W. Marker is near Highland Springs, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is on North Airport Drive (Virginia Route 156) 0.7 miles east of Interstate 295, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Henrico VA 23075, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grapevine Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Chickahominy Water Trail (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Trent House (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named The Trent House (approx. half a mile away); Battle of Cold Harbor (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also
Grapevine Bridge Markers image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 14, 2003
2. Grapevine Bridge Markers
named Seven Days Battles (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named Seven Days Battles (approx. 1.5 miles away); Savage Station (approx. 1.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Highland Springs.
 
Regarding Seven Days Battles. Two hundred yards east of this marker, a modern bridge crosses the Chickahominy at the site of Alexander's Bridge. The Sumner's Upper "Grapevine" Bridge site is several hundred yards downstream.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Chickahominy River, Va. image. Click for full size.
By David B. Woodbury, June 1862
3. Chickahominy River, Va.
Grapevine bridge built May 27-28, 1862, by the 5th New Hampshire Infantry under Col. Edward E. Cross. Library of Congress [LC-B817-7383]
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 853 times since then and 106 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   3. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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