“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Richmond in Henrico County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Charles City Road

Charles City Road Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, February 7, 2009
1. Charles City Road Marker
Inscription.  This strategically important road ran from the Williamsburg Road southeast past White's Tavern, across White Oak Swamp, and into the Riddell's Shop intersection with the Long Bridge and Darbytown roads, eight miles distant. As Gen. Robert E. Lee's forces converged on Riddell's Shop on 29-30 June 1862 to cut off Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan's retreating Union army, Maj. Gen. Benjamin Huger's Confederate division moved along the Charles City Road, which had been obstructed by felled trees. After marching to within three miles of Riddell's Shop on 29 June, Huger failed to advance or to take part in the Battle of Glendale on 30 June. He was relieved of command on 12 July.
Erected 1994 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number W-3.)
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 year for this entry is 1862.
Location. 37° 31.088′ N, 77° 22.663′ W. Marker is near Richmond, Virginia, in Henrico
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County. Marker is at the intersection of Charles City Road and Williamsburg Road (U.S. 60), on the right when traveling north on Charles City Road. 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. Williamsburg 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); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Richmond National Cemetery (approx. 0.9 miles away); Medal of Honor Memorial Tree (approx. 0.9 miles away); Darbytown Road (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
Charles City Road & Williamsburg Road image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, February 7, 2009
2. Charles City Road & Williamsburg Road
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 1,222 times since then and 106 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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