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

Darbytown Road

 
 
Darbytown Road Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, February 7, 2009
1. Darbytown Road Marker
Inscription.  During the Seven Days' Campaign, Maj. Gen. James Longstreet's and Maj. Gen. A. P. Hill's Confederate divisions moved east along Darbytown Road toward its junction with the Long Bridge Road. This junction is about three miles southwest of Riddell's Shop. Late on the afternoon of 30 June 1862, Longstreet's and Hill's divisions moved up the Long Bridge Road and attacked Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan's retreating Union army at Riddell's Shop (Glendale or Frayser's Farm) on Darbytown Road.
 
Erected 1994 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number W-1.)
 
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 June 30, 1862.
 
Location. 37° 30.708′ N, 77° 23.556′ W. Marker is near Richmond, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is on Darbytown Road, 0.1 miles south of Henrico Arms Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Henrico VA 23231, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Richmond National Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles
Darbytown Road facing northwest towards Richmond image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, February 7, 2009
2. Darbytown Road facing northwest towards Richmond
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away); A National Cemetery System (approx. 0.2 miles away); Richmond Defences (approx. Ό mile away); a different marker also named Richmond Defences (approx. 0.7 miles away); Indian School in Fulton (approx. 0.8 miles away); Powhatan Hill (approx. 0.8 miles away); Daniel Webster Davis (1862-1913) (approx. 0.8 miles away); Charles City Road (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 7, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 928 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 7, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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May. 27, 2022