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

Green Springs

 
 
Green Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, January 12, 2008
1. Green Springs Marker
Inscription. Near here Wade Hampton's Confederate cavalry camped the night of June 10, 1864, just before the battle of Trevilians.
 
Erected 1928 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number W 208.)
 
Location. 38° 5.136′ N, 78° 6.686′ W. Marker is near Louisa, Virginia, in Louisa County. Marker is at the intersection of Spotswood Trail (U.S. 33) and Dunkum Store Road (County Route 636), on the right when traveling west on Spotswood Trail. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Louisa VA 23093, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ogg Farm (approx. 1.6 miles away); Battle of Trevillians (approx. 3 miles away); Battle of Trevilians (approx. 3 miles away); Trevilian Station Battle (approx. 3.1 miles away); Custer Rescued (approx. 3.2 miles away); Custer's First Last Stand (approx. 3.2 miles away); Bibb's Crossroads (approx. 3.4 miles away); Netherland Tavern (approx. 3.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Louisa.
 
Regarding Green Springs. This is one of several markers interpreting the Battle of Trevilian Station, June 11-12, 1864. See the Battle of Trevilian Station Virtual
Green Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, January 12, 2008
2. Green Springs Marker
Tour by Markers
linked below for additional related markers.
 
Also see . . .
1. Trevilian Station Battlefield Foundation. This site is associated with the Battle of Trevilian Station. The Trevilian Station Battlefield Foundation offers a self-guided driving tour of the area. (Submitted on January 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Green Springs Rural Historic District. (PDF) In addition to the Civil War history, Green Springs is noted on the National Register of Historic Places. (Submitted on January 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. Green Springs Historic District. National Park Service site for the Historic District. (Submitted on January 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

4. Battle of Trevilian Station Virtual Tour by Markers. A set markers that document the Battle of Trevilian Station, June 11-12, 1864. The order of appearance is generally aligned to the National Parks Service and Trevilian Station Foundation driving tours. (Submitted on January 21, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

5. Trevilian Station Preservation Efforts. Civil War Preservation Trust continues efforts to set aside portions of the battlefield. Their site discussing the effort offers a wealth of background information about the battle, an article by noted historian Eric Wittenberg, and excellent maps of the battle. (Submitted on November 25, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Green Springs Railroad Crossing image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, January 12, 2008
3. Green Springs Railroad Crossing
Hampton was guarding the Central Railroad in the vicinity of Green Springs from Federal cavalry under General Philip Sheridan. Sheridan had struck out from Cold Harbor, Virginia earlier with the intention of destroying the Central Virginia and connections between Richmond and Charlottesville.
 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,402 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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