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Take a Virtual Tour by Markers of the Battle of Seven Pines. Unfortunately the Seven Pines & Fair Oaks battlefields were lost to development long ago.
 
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By Bernard Fisher, March 7, 2009
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Virginia (New Kent County), Quinton — W 18 — Long Bridge
One mile south is Long Bridge over the Chickahominy River. Benedict Arnold sent Simcoe there in the British invasion of 1781. Longstreet crossed there in the Peninsular Campaign, May, 1862. Grant's Fifth and Second Corps crossed there, in June, . . . — Map (db m16807) HM
Virginia (New Kent County), Quinton — W 17 — New Kent Road
This was the main road to Williamsburg in early days. Cornwallis, retiring eastward, used this road in June, 1781. The Confederates, retreating westward, passed over it in May, 1862. — Map (db m15679) HM
Virginia (New Kent County), Quinton — W 15 — Bottom's Bridge
On 20 May 1862, Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan's Union army crossed the Chickahominy River over Bottom's Bridge into Henrico County. Here Maj. Gen. Erasmus D. Keyes's Federal corps advanced over the bridge unopposed. As McClellan's army advanced on . . . — Map (db m15664) HM
Virginia (New Kent County), Quinton — W 14 — McClellan's Crossing
Here a part of McClellan's army crossed the Chickahominy on May 23, 1862, advancing on Richmond. It was attacked by the Confederates at Seven Pines. — Map (db m15676) HM
Virginia (Henrico County), Richmond — W 2 — Williamsburg Road
During the Civil War, Union and Confederate armies engaged in battles along major transportation corridors. Union Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan's defensive earthworks blocked Williamsburg Road east of here, for example, during the 1862 Peninsula . . . — Map (db m15922) HM
Virginia (Henrico County), Sandston — W-4 — McClellan’s Picket Line
The picket line of McClellan’s army crossed the road here on the morning of May 31, 1862. — Map (db m15050) HM
Virginia (Henrico County), Sandston — 37 — Battlefield of Seven Pines
On May 31, 1862, the Right Wing of the Confederate Forces under Joseph E. Johnston advanced Eastward from this point on both sides the Williamsburg Road to attack the left of McClellan's Army which held Seven Pines and was preparing to besiege . . . — Map (db m14245) HM
Virginia (Henrico County), Sandston — 38 — Battlefield of Seven Pines
In their Eastward attack of May 31, 1862 on Federal troops holding Seven Pines, Rodes' Brigade to the South of this highway and Garland’s Brigade to the North, supported respectively by Rains and G.B. Anderson, came under heavy fire approximately at . . . — Map (db m14246) HM
Virginia (Henrico County), Sandston — W 5 — McClellan’s First Line
Union Brig. Gen. Silas Casey held both sides of the road here on 31 May 1862, in Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan’s first defensive line at Seven Pines. Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston ordered a dawn attack, but his lieutenants acted slowly. Maj. . . . — Map (db m14322) HM
Virginia (Henrico County), Sandston — 39 — Battlefield of Seven Pines
The Federal first line, against which the right wave of the Confederate Army directed the main assault of May 31, 1862, crossed the Williamsburg Road near this spot. Casey’s Redoubt, the centre of Federal resistance on this line, was 200 yards . . . — Map (db m14247) HM
Virginia (Henrico County), Sandston — 40 — Battlefield of Seven Pines
Nearby stood "The Twin Houses" from the vicinity of which Confederate Troops moving eastward, charged the Federal Second Line near Seven Pines after they had stormed Casey's Redoubt and the rest of the Federal First Line on May 31, 1862. — Map (db m14248) HM
Virginia (Henrico County), Sandston — 41 — Battlefield of Seven Pines
In the abatis occupying this ground and covering the second Federal line, the advance of Rodes' Brigade was halted by heavy fire after sunset, May 31,1862. The Confederate dead in this last charge were never removed. They still slumber hereabout. — Map (db m14513) HM
Virginia (Henrico County), Sandston — W 9 — McClellan’s Second Line
Here, at Seven Pines, was McClellan’s second and main line of defense. The Confederates under D. H. Hill, having taken the first line, attacked this position, held by Casey and Couch reinforced by Kearny, May 31, 1862. The battle was bitterly . . . — Map (db m14326) HM
Virginia (Henrico County), Sandston — W 7 — Fair Oaks Station
This intersection of the Richmond and York River Railroad with the Nine Mile Road became one of Henrico County’s best-known landmarks during the Civil War. Fair Oaks Station lay on the north side of the junction. As part of Gen. Joseph E. Johnston’s . . . — Map (db m10604) HM
Virginia (Henrico County), Sandston — W 10 — Second Day at Seven Pines
Most of the fighting on the second day of the Battle of Seven Pines (Fair Oaks), occurred near here on 1 June 1862. Confederate Maj. Gen. Gustavus W. Smith, who had assumed command following the wounding of Gen. Joseph E. Johnston the evening . . . — Map (db m10599) HM
Virginia (Henrico County), Sandston — W 11 — McClellan's Third Line
Here ran McClellan's third line of defense, May 31 - June 1, 1862. The Confederates, taking the first and second lines on this road, did not reach the third. — Map (db m15662) HM
Virginia (Henrico County), Sandston — 8-W — McClellan’s Withdrawal
In this vicinity a part of McClellan’s army remained for several weeks after the Battle of Seven Pines. The part of his army north of the Chickahominy was attacked by Lee, June 26-27, 1862. McClellan then began to withdraw to the James, June 28-29, . . . — Map (db m3726) HM
Virginia (Henrico County), Sandston — 42 — Richmond DefencesCrossing of the Outer Line
At this point the outer line of the Confederate Defences of Richmond crossed the Williamsburg Road. Begun after the Battle of Seven Pines and subsequently much strengthened, the Eastern face of this line was a continuous earthwork from the James to . . . — Map (db m14251) HM

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