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

Seven Days Battles

Grape Vine Bridge

 
 
Grape Vine Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, January 28, 2009
1. Grape Vine Bridge Marker
Inscription.  Here Sumner crossed the river to reinforce the part of McClellan's army fighting at Fair Oaks, May 31, 1862. Here a part of Porter's force crossed in the night of June 27, 1862 after the battle of Gaines's Mill. Here Stonewall Jackson, rebuilding the bridges destroyed by the retreating Unionists, crossed in pursuit, June 29.
 
Erected 1961 by Virginia State Library. (Marker Number PA-105.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1864.
 
Location. 37° 33.055′ N, 77° 16.371′ W. Marker is near Sandston, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is on North Airport Drive (Virginia Route 156) 0.7 miles east of Interstate 295, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 901 N Airport Dr, Henrico VA 23075, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grapevine Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Chickahominy Water Trail (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct
Grapevine Bridge Markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, June 14, 2003
2. Grapevine Bridge Markers
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line); The Trent House (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named The Trent House (approx. half a mile away); Battle of Cold Harbor (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named Seven Days Battles (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named Seven Days Battles (approx. 1½ miles away); Route to White Oak Swamp and Malvern Hill (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sandston.
 
Regarding Seven Days Battles. Two hundred yards east of this marker, a modern bridge crosses the Chickahominy at the site of Alexander's Bridge. The Sumner's Upper "Grapevine" Bridge site is several hundred yards downstream.
 
Chickahominy River, Va. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David B. Woodbury, June 1862
3. Chickahominy River, Va.
Grapevine bridge built May 27-28, 1862, by the 5th New Hampshire Infantry under Col. Edward E. Cross. Library of Congress [LC-B817-7383]
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 27, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,136 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 27, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.   3. submitted on March 18, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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Jul. 2, 2022