Studley in Hanover County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Salem Church/Haw’s Shop
The Union Army Consolidates
— Lee vs. Grant – The 1864 Campaign —
While the cavalry fought a ferocious battle west of here at Enon Church on May 28, 1864, Grant’s infantry reconnoitered north toward Hanover Court House and south toward Totopotomoy Creek.
Salem Church dates to 1829. The nearby blacksmith shop owned by the Haw family and the church dominated the important crossroads here. During the cavalry battle at Enon Church Union Gen. George Custer established his headquarters here. The building also saw service as a temporary hospital throughout the battle and in the subsequent weeks of the Cold Harbor campaign.
Erected by Virginia Civil War Trails.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Civil War Trails series list. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1912.
Location. 37° 40.573′ N, 77° 17.518′ W. Marker is in Studley, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker is on Studley RoadTouch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mechanicsville VA 23116, 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. Patrick Henry's Birthplace (within shouting distance of this marker); Studley (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Early Airmail Service (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Studley (approx. half a mile away); Unknown Confederate Soldiers (approx. one mile away); Enon Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named Enon Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); Newmarket (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Studley.
Regarding Salem Church/Haw’s Shop. On the lower left is a photo of Gen. George Custer. On the right is a sketch of Union troops entrenching near Haw’s Shop. The sketch carries the caption, While the cavalry fought west of here at Enon Church on May 28, Union infantry secured Grant’s position by entrenching north of Haw’s Shop.
Also see . . . Civil War Traveler. Lee vs. Grant: The 1864 Overland Campaign (Submitted on February 12, 2009.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 16, 2022. It was originally submitted on February 3, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,035 times since then and 94 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 3, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. 3, 4. submitted on May 28, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.