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Near West Point in New Kent County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Peninsular Campaign

 
 
Peninsular Campaign Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 28, 2009
1. Peninsular Campaign Marker
Inscription. A mile north, at Eltham Landing on the Pamunkey River, Franklin's division of McClellan's army disembarked on May 6, 1862. The next morning the Union troops came in contact with the Confederates retiring toward Richmond. The Confederate wagon trains were in danger; but Gustavus W. Smith drove Franklin back to the river. The action occurred in this vicinity, May 7, 1862.
 
Erected 1930 by Conservation and Development Commission. (Marker Number WO 31.)
 
Location. 37° 31.187′ N, 76° 49.905′ W. Marker is near West Point, Virginia, in New Kent County. Marker is on Eltham Road (Virginia Route 33) 0.1 miles south of Virginia Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Point VA 23181, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. New Kent County (here, next to this marker); Eltham (here, next to this marker); The Brick House (here, next to this marker); Battle of Elthamís Landing (approx. 0.8 miles away); Home of Signer (approx. 2.1 miles away); Lieutenant General Lewis B. Puller
Peninsular Campaign Marker on Eltham Road. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 28, 2009
2. Peninsular Campaign Marker on Eltham Road.
(approx. 2.1 miles away); Lt. Gen. Lewis Burwell “Chesty” Puller (approx. 2.2 miles away); Indians Poisoned At Peace Meeting (approx. 2.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in West Point.
 
Also see . . .  CWSAC Battle Summary. Eltham's Landing. (Submitted on April 3, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 894 times since then and 32 times this year. Last updated on , by Kathleen Black of Woodbridge, Virginia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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