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

Hanovertown

Grant's Crossing

 
 
Hanovertown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, November 23, 2003
1. Hanovertown Marker
Inscription.  A once thriving village which in 1761 by a small vote missed being capital of Virginia. Here on May 27, 1864 the Federal army under Lt. General Grant crossed the Pamunkey in its movement from the Wilderness to the James. Here also crossed Sheridan and Dahlgren in their raids.
 
Erected by Battlefield Markers Association. (Marker Number 53.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #18 Ulysses S. Grant, and the Virginia - D.S. Freeman (Richmond Battlefields) series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1865.
 
Location. 37° 41.84′ N, 77° 14.751′ W. Marker is near Studley, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker is on River Road 0.9 miles east of Summer Hill Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Studley VA 23162, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Union Army's Crossing of the Pamunkey River (here, next to this marker); "Hanover Town" (a few steps from this marker); William Latané
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By Bernard Fisher, November 23, 2003
2. Hanovertown Marker
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(approx. 0.8 miles away); Stuart's Ride (approx. 2½ miles away); Nelson’s Crossing (approx. 2.8 miles away); Salem Church/Haw’s Shop (approx. 2.9 miles away); Patrick Henry's Birthplace (approx. 2.9 miles away); Studley (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Studley.
 
Additional keywords. Freeman Markers, Richmond Battlefield Parks Corporation, Douglas Southall Freeman
 
Hanovertown Ferry, Va. Pontoon bridges across the Pamunkey, with wagons image. Click for full size.
By Timothy H. O'Sullivan, 1864
3. Hanovertown Ferry, Va. Pontoon bridges across the Pamunkey, with wagons
Library of Congress [LC-B817- 7395]
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 8, 2008, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,438 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 8, 2008, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.   3. submitted on June 12, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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