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

Williamsburg Road

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, February 7, 2009
1. Williamsburg Road Marker
Inscription.  During the Civil War, Union and Confederate armies engaged in battles along major transportation corridors. Union Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan's defensive earthworks blocked Williamsburg Road east of here, for example, during the 1862 Peninsula Campaign. On 31 May, Maj. Gen. D. H. Hill's division marched past here to attack the Federal position. Later that day, part of Maj. Gen. James Longstreet's division joined Hill. During the Seven Days' Battles under Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, Brig. Gen. John B. Magruder's three divisions moved east on this road on 29 June to attack McClellan's rear guard at Savage's Station.
 
Erected 2002 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number W-2.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1862.
 
Location. 37° 31.091′ N, 77° 22.661′ W. Marker is near Henrico, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is at the intersection of Williamsburg Road (U.S. 60) and Charles City Road, on the right when traveling east on Williamsburg Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Henrico VA 23231, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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By Bernard Fisher, February 7, 2009
2. Williamsburg Road & Charles City Road
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8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Charles City Road (here, next to this marker); Richmond Defences (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Richmond Defences (approx. 0.9 miles away); A National Cemetery System (approx. 0.9 miles away); Richmond National Cemetery (approx. 0.9 miles away); Darbytown Road (approx. 0.9 miles away); Evergreen Cemetery (approx. one mile away); The Burying Ground – For Colored Paupers (approx. 1.4 miles away).
 
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.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 2, 2017. It was originally submitted on February 7, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,428 times since then and 15 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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