Near Massaponax in Spotsylvania County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Plantations on Guinea Station Road
Union troops took this road on May 21, 1864, as they left Spotsylvania and headed toward Guinea Station. One year earlier, “Stonewall” Jackson’s ambulance had used this same road to carry the wounded Confederate general from a field hospital in the Wilderness to Thomas Chandler’s home, Fairfield.
Many of the dwellings passed by Jackson and the Union army as they traveled to Guinea Station still exist. One of them, Stirling, stands across the road, directly in front of you. Others are identified by special signs posted along the road.
Note: These houses are privately owned. Please stay on the road and respect the owners’ privacy.
"Mr. Lacy aroused me up at an early hour to guide the ambulance with General Jackson…to Guiney’s Station…. The general stood the ride very well. We passed crowds of wounded men going the same way, all cheerful and each one wishing himself the badly wounded one instead of General Jackson.”
- Jed Hotchkiss
Erected by Virginia Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 38° 10.814′ N, 77° 30.217′ W. Marker is near Massaponax, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker is on Guinea Station Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fredericksburg VA 22407, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. James Farmer, Civil Rights Leader (approx. 0.6 miles away); Federal Raid (approx. 0.6 miles away); Road to Guinea Station (approx. 0.6 miles away); Massaponax Baptist Church (approx. one mile away); Massaponax Church (approx. one mile away); Stanard’s Mill (approx. 2.3 miles away); Mud Tavern (approx. 3.5 miles away); Stonewall Jackson Died (approx. 4.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Massaponax.
Also see . . . Plantations Long Guinea Station Road. A video blog discussing Civil War events occuring in the area highlighted by the marker. (Submitted on April 9, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • Military • Notable Buildings • War, US Civil •
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