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

Grapevine Bridge

 
 
Grapevine Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, June 14, 2003
1. Grapevine Bridge Marker
Inscription.  Here stood Grapevine Bridge across which, on the night of June 27, 1862, part of McClellan's Army moved in changing base from the Pamunkey to the James after the Battle of Gaines' Mill. "Stonewall" Jackson pursued, June 29.
 
Erected by Battlefield Markers Association. (Marker Number 10.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Freeman Markers (Richmond Battlefields) series list. A significant historical date for this entry is June 27, 1864.
 
Location. 37° 33.054′ N, 77° 16.389′ 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 in this post office area: 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. Seven Days Battles (within shouting distance of this marker); Chickahominy Water Trail (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Trent House (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named The Trent House
Grapevine Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, June 14, 2003
2. Grapevine Bridge Marker
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(approx. half a mile away); Battle of Cold Harbor (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named Seven Days Battles (approx. 1.2 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.
 
Additional keywords. Freeman Markers, Richmond Battlefield Parks Corporation, Douglas Southall Freeman
 
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 December 7, 2008, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,692 times since then and 67 times this year. Last updated on January 27, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 7, 2008, 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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Jun. 27, 2022