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

Forge Bridge

 
 
Forge Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 7, 2009
1. Forge Bridge Marker
Inscription.  The site of Forge Bridge over the Chickahominy River is located about a mile south of here. On 14 June 1862, Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart and his cavalry brigade crossed there on their famous ride around Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan's Army of the Potomac. Because the bridge had been burned in May, Stuart's men first built a makeshift bridge of barn timbers to replace it. On 13-14 June 1864, the VI and IX Corps of Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's Army of the Potomac crossed the river there en route to Petersburg after the Battle of Cold Harbor.
 
Erected 1998 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number W-19.)
 
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 14, 1862.
 
Location. 37° 26.543′ N, 77° 2.751′ W. Marker is in Providence Forge, Virginia, in New Kent County. Marker is on Pocahontas Trail (U.S. 60) 0.1 miles east of Olivet Church Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map
Forge Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 7, 2009
2. Forge Bridge Marker
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. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Providence Forge (a few steps from this marker); State Game Farm (approx. 3 miles away); Harold J. Neale (approx. 3.8 miles away); a different marker also named Harold J. Neale (approx. 3.9 miles away); Chickahominy Indians (approx. 4.4 miles away); Destruction of Chickahominy Indian Towns (approx. 4.4 miles away); Old Quaker Settlement - Adkins Store (approx. 4.4 miles away); George Poindexter (approx. 4˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Providence Forge.
 
Chickahominy River near the site of Forge Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 7, 2009
3. Chickahominy River near the site of Forge Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 7, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 847 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 7, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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