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Near Providence Forge in New Kent County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Long Bridge

 
 
Long Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 7, 2009
1. Long Bridge Marker
Inscription.  One mile south is Long Bridge over the Chickahominy River. Benedict Arnold sent Simcoe there in the British invasion of 1781. Longstreet crossed there in the Peninsular Campaign, May, 1862. Grant's Fifth and Second Corps crossed there, in June, 1864, on the way to Petersburg.
 
Erected 1947 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number W-18.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, US CivilWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 4, 1862.
 
Location. 37° 28.866′ N, 77° 7.83′ W. Marker is near Providence Forge, Virginia, in New Kent County. Marker is at the intersection of Pocahontas Trail (U.S. 60) and Roxbury Road, on the right when traveling east on Pocahontas Trail. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5009 S Garden Rd, Providence Forge VA 23140, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Letitia Christian Tyler (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Long Bridge
Long Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 7, 2009
2. Long Bridge Marker
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(approx. 0.4 miles away); Arnold Stansley (approx. 3.1 miles away); Action of Nance's Shop (approx. 3.6 miles away); George W. Watkins School (approx. 3.8 miles away); Green v. County School Board of New Kent County (approx. 3.8 miles away); Roxbury (approx. 4 miles away); Stuart's Ride Around McClellan (approx. 4.2 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.) 
 
Chickahominy River near site of Long Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 7, 2009
3. Chickahominy River near site of Long Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 7, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,450 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 7, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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