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

Battle of Savage's Station

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, January 28, 2009
1. Battle of Savage's Station Marker
Inscription. On 25 June 1862 began the Seven Days' Battles as Gen. Robert E. Lee engaged Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan's Army of the Potomac, prompting McClellan to withdraw to the James River. Just north of here at 9:00 A.M. on 29 June, Brig. Gen. John B. Magruder's division attacked Brig. Gen. Edwin V. Sumner's corps, which formed the Union rear guard near Savage's Station on the Richmond & York River R.R. Sumner gained the safety of the depot and held his ground until the fighting ended in a draw about 9:00 P.M. The Federals retreated south to Malvern Hill in the night, abandoning some 2,500 wounded at the depot.
 
Erected 1999 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number W 12.)
 
Location. 37° 30.465′ N, 77° 15.937′ W. Marker is in Sandston, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is on East Williamsburg Road (U.S. 60) 0.1 miles east of Interstate 295, on the right when traveling east. 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Antioch Baptist Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); McClellan's Third Line (approx. 1.2 miles away); Seven Days Battles
Battle of Savage's Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, January 28, 2009
2. Battle of Savage's Station Marker
(approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named Seven Days Battles (approx. 1.4 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Savage’s Station (approx. 1.4 miles away); Seven Days Battles - Savage’s Station (approx. 1.4 miles away); McClellan’s Withdrawal (approx. 1.4 miles away); Route to White Oak Swamp and Malvern Hill (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sandston.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 993 times since then and 101 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. 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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