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

Seven Days Battles

Allen's Farm

 
 
Seven Days Battles Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, January 28, 2009
1. Seven Days Battles Marker
Inscription.  On 26 June 1862, Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan abandoned his plan to besiege Richmond and began his retreat to the James River. Gen. Robert E. Lee pursued, determined to destroy the Army of the Potomac. Just north of here at Allen's Farm, at 9:00 A.M. on 29 June, Maj. Gen. John B. Magruder's division attacked Brig. Gen. Edwin V. Sumner's corps, which formed the Union rear. The fighting continued for two hours until Sumner retired east to the Federal supply depot at Savage's Station on the Richmond & York River R.R. Another Confederate attack that afternoon ended in a stalemate, and the Union withdrawal continued.
 
Erected 1999 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number PA-140.)
 
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 26, 1862.
 
Location. 37° 30.974′ N, 77° 17.246′ W. Marker is near Sandston, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is on East Williamsburg Road (U.S.
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60) 0.1 miles west of Drybridge Road, on the right when traveling west. 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. Savage Station (approx. 1.3 miles away); Route to White Oak Swamp and Malvern Hill (approx. 1.3 miles away); Battle of Savage's Station (approx. 1.3 miles away); Battle For The Rails (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Savage’s Station (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Savage's Station (approx. 1.3 miles away); Battlefield of Seven Pines (approx. 1.4 miles away); Seven Pines (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sandston.
 
Allen's Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, January 28, 2009
2. Allen's Farm 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 1,606 times since then and 59 times this year. Last updated on January 28, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. 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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