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

Union Army's Crossing of the Pamunkey River

 
 
Union Army's Crossing of the Pamunkey River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, January 31, 2009
1. Union Army's Crossing of the Pamunkey River Marker
Inscription. On 26 May 1864, following the engagements along the North Anna River, Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant ordered Maj. Gen. Philip H. Sheridan and two cavalry divisions to move southeastward to secure crossings on the Pamunkey River. The next morning Sheridan's troopers had occupied a position near Hanovertown. Engineers built pontoon bridges there and upriver at Nelson's Ferry, allowing the infantry to cross the river. By the end of 28 May Grant's four corps were south of the Pamunkey River and marching toward Richmond. Over the next several days Union and Confederate forces traded attacks along Totopotomoy Creek before the Second Battle of Cold Harbor began on 31 May.
 
Erected 2002 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number O 14.)
 
Location. 37° 41.839′ N, 77° 14.752′ W. Marker is near Studley, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker is on River Road (County Route 605) 0.8 miles from Summer Hill Road (County Route 644), on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Studley VA 23162, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hanovertown (here, next to this marker); "Hanover Town" (a few steps
Hanovertown markers image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, January 31, 2009
2. Hanovertown markers
from this marker); William Latané (approx. 0.8 miles away); Stuart's Ride (approx. 2.5 miles away); Nelson’s Crossing (approx. 2.8 miles away); Salem Church/Haw’s Shop (approx. 2.9 miles away); Studley (approx. 2.9 miles away); Early Airmail Service (approx. 3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Studley.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Hanovertown Ferry, Va. Pontoon bridges across the Pamunkey, with wagons image. Click for full size.
By Timothy H. O'Sullivan
3. Hanovertown Ferry, Va. Pontoon bridges across the Pamunkey, with wagons
Library of Congress [LC-B817- 7395]
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,030 times since then and 74 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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