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

Bottom's Bridge

 
 
Bottom's Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, January 28, 2009
1. Bottom's Bridge Marker
Inscription.  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 Richmond, the bridge served as a link between units deployed on both sides of the Chickahominy. When McClellan abandoned his supply base at White House on the Pamunkey River on 27-28 June 1862, a herd of cattle as well as some 4,000 wagons loaded with supplies and ammunition moved across Bottom's Bridge in his "change of base" to the James River.
 
Erected 1994 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number W-15.)
 
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 date for this entry is May 20, 1862.
 
Location. 37° 30.863′ N, 77° 12.422′ W. Marker is near Sandston, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is on East Williamsburg Road (U.S. 60) 0.1 miles east of White Oak Road
Bottom's Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, January 28, 2009
2. Bottom's Bridge Marker
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, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Quinton VA 23141, 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. New Kent Road (a few steps from this marker); Capt. John Smith Captured (within shouting distance of this marker); Henrico County / New Kent County (within shouting distance of this marker); New Kent County (within shouting distance of this marker); Orapax (approx. 0.2 miles away); Elko Community Center (approx. 1½ miles away); Antioch Baptist Church (approx. 2.2 miles away); Seven Days Battles (approx. 2½ 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.) 
 
Chickahominy River at Bottom's Bridge image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, March 7, 2009
3. Chickahominy River at Bottom's Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 2, 2017. It was originally submitted on January 27, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,408 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 27, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.   3. submitted on March 7, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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May. 26, 2022