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

Charles City Road

 
 
Charles City Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 7, 2009
1. Charles City Road Marker
Inscription. This strategically important road ran from the Williamsburg Road southeast past White's Tavern, across White Oak Swamp, and into the Riddell's Shop intersection with the Long Bridge and Darbytown roads, eight miles distant. As Gen. Robert E. Lee's forces converged on Riddell's Shop on 29-30 June 1862 to cut off Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan's retreating Union army, Maj. Gen. Benjamin Huger's Confederate division moved along the Charles City Road, which had been obstructed by felled trees. After marching to within three miles of Riddell's Shop on 29 June, Huger failed to advance or to take part in the Battle of Glendale on 30 June. He was relieved of command on 12 July.
 
Erected 1994 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number W 3.)
 
Location. 37° 31.088′ N, 77° 22.663′ W. Marker is near Richmond, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is at the intersection of Charles City Road and Williamsburg Road (U.S. 60), on the right when traveling north on Charles City Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Henrico VA 23231, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Williamsburg Road (here, next to this marker); Richmond Defences
Charles City Road & Williamsburg Road image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 7, 2009
2. Charles City Road & Williamsburg Road
(approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Richmond Defences (approx. 0.9 miles away); A National Cemetery System (approx. 0.9 miles away); Richmond National Cemetery (approx. 0.9 miles away); Darbytown Road (approx. 0.9 miles away); Evergreen Cemetery (approx. one mile away); The Burying Ground – For Colored Paupers (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Richmond.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 723 times since then and 71 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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