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

McClellan's Third Line

 
 
McClellan's Third Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, January 28, 2009
1. McClellan's Third Line Marker
Inscription.  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.
 
Erected 1934 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number W-11.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1862.
 
Location. 37° 31.263′ N, 77° 16.717′ W. Marker is near Sandston, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is on Old Williamsburg Road 0.1 miles east of Old Drybridge Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sandston VA 23150, 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 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Battle of Savage’s Station (approx. 0.7 miles away); Seven Days Battles - Savage’s Station (approx. 0.7 miles away); McClellan’s Withdrawal (approx. 0.7 miles away); Route to White Oak Swamp and Malvern Hill (approx. 0.7 miles away); Savage Station (approx. 0.7 miles away);
McClellan's Third Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, January 28, 2009
2. McClellan's Third Line Marker
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a different marker also named Seven Days Battles (approx. ¾ mile away); a different marker also named Battle of Savage's Station (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sandston.
 
Also see . . .  Virtual Tour by Markers of the Battle of Seven Pines. This is one of several markers describing the actions of May 31 - June 1, 1862. (Submitted on May 1, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 27, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,355 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 27, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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