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

Battle of Savage's Station

 
 
Battle of Savage's Station Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, January 28, 2009
1. Battle of Savage's Station Marker
Inscription.  On 25 June 1862 began the Seven Days' Battles as Gen. Robert E. Lee engaged Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan's Army of the Potomac, prompting McClellan to withdraw to the James River. Just north of here at 9:00 A.M. on 29 June, Brig. Gen. John B. Magruder's division attacked Brig. Gen. Edwin V. Sumner's corps, which formed the Union rear guard near Savage's Station on the Richmond & York River R.R. Sumner gained the safety of the depot and held his ground until the fighting ended in a draw about 9:00 P.M. The Federals retreated south to Malvern Hill in the night, abandoning some 2,500 wounded at the depot.
 
Erected 1999 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number W-12.)
 
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 (DHR) series list. A significant historical date for this entry is June 25, 1862.
 
Location. 37° 30.465′ N, 77° 15.937′ W. Marker is in Sandston, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is on East Williamsburg Road (U.S. 60) 0.1 miles
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east of Interstate 295, on the right 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. Antioch Baptist Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); Seven Days Battles (approx. 1.3 miles away); Antioch School Site (approx. 1.4 miles away); Meadows Fire Tower (approx. 1.4 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Savage’s Station (approx. 1.4 miles away); Battle For The Rails (approx. 1.4 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Savage's Station (approx. 1.4 miles away); Route to White Oak Swamp and Malvern Hill (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sandston.
 
Battle of Savage's Station Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, January 28, 2009
2. Battle of Savage's Station Marker
 
 
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 1,485 times since then and 44 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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