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Near Roxbury in Charles City County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Action of Nance's Shop

 
 
Action of Nance's Shop Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, April 2, 2009
1. Action of Nance's Shop Marker
Inscription. In this vicinity the Union cavalryman, Gregg, guarding army trains moving to Petersburg, was attacked by Wade Hampton, June 24, 1864. Gregg was driven back toward Charles City Courthouse, but the wagon trains crossed the James safely. This action closed the cavalry campaign that began at Trevillians, June 11-12, 1864.
 
Erected 1932 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number PH 6.)
 
Location. 37° 25.919′ N, 77° 9.04′ W. Marker is near Roxbury, Virginia, in Charles City County. Marker is on Old Union Road (Virginia Route 603) 0.7 miles west of Barnetts Road (Virginia Route 609), on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charles City VA 23030, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Roxbury (approx. 0.9 miles away); John Smith Captured by Virginia Indians (approx. 1.9 miles away); Long Bridge (approx. 3.2 miles away); Letitia Christian Tyler (approx. 3.6 miles away); a different marker also named Long Bridge (approx. 3.6 miles away); Seven Days Battles (approx. 3.9 miles away); Old Quaker Settlement - Adkins Store (approx. 3.9 miles away); White Oak Swamp (approx. 4.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
Action of Nance's Shop Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Gardner Phillips, January 30, 2012
2. Action of Nance's Shop Marker
view from route 603 at the marker PH -6 Virginia's Historical Markers
 CWSAC Battle Summary. Saint Mary’s Church (Nance's Shop, Samaria Church). (Submitted on April 8, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Action of Nance's Shop Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Gardner Phillips, January 30, 2012
3. Action of Nance's Shop Marker
Action came across these fields from St Mary's Church/Chapel just less than a mile or less......which now thru the local language translates as Samaria Church........
Action of Nance's Shop Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Gardner Phillips, January 1, 2012
4. Action of Nance's Shop Marker
Action of Nance's Shop Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Gardner Phillips, January 30, 2012
5. Action of Nance's Shop Marker
Granary Nance's Shop
Action of Nance's Shop Marker on Old Union Road (facing west). Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, April 2, 2009
6. Action of Nance's Shop Marker on Old Union Road (facing west).
Maj Gen Wade Hampton's five Confederate brigades attacked, from the west, two Union brigades under Brig Gen Davies. After several hours, the Federals gave way and were pursued back towards Charles City Courthouse.
Barnetts Road & Old Union Road (facing east). Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, April 2, 2009
7. Barnetts Road & Old Union Road (facing east).
Barnetts Road (Rt 609) comes from Long Bridge to the north and leads south to Harrison's Landing or Charles City Courthouse.
Vicinity of Samaria Church (facing south): Barnetts Rd & Lot Cary Rd. Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, April 2, 2009
8. Vicinity of Samaria Church (facing south): Barnetts Rd & Lot Cary Rd.
Intersection of Rt 609 to Harrison's Landing and Rt 602 to Charles City Courthouse. Union troopers, under Brig Gen Henry E Davies Jr, were screening the movement of a 900 wagon escort along the James River. On June 24, 1864 they came up the Courthouse road, pushed west, and entrenched. That evening, they would fall back along this same road as Confederate cavalry pursued.
Action of Nance's Shop Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Gardner Phillips, January 30, 2012
9. Action of Nance's Shop Marker
Modern Home 1969 built approx....by the Black Family James and Betty Black
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,075 times since then and 87 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Gardner Phillips of Richmond, Us.   6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   9. submitted on , by Gardner Phillips of Richmond, Us. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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