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

Road to Guinea Station

 
 
Road to Guinea Station Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dawn Bowen, July 15, 2007
1. Road to Guinea Station Marker
Inscription.  On 4 May 1863, the ambulance bearing wounded Confederate Maj. Gen. Thomas J. (“Stonewall”) Jackson from the Chancellorsville battlefield turned east here en route to Guinea Station, where he died on 10 May. A year later, Union troops of the Army of the Potomac followed the same route when marching from the Spotsylvania Court House battlefield south to Totopotomoy Creek in Hanover County. During this march, Union generals Grant and Meade stopped briefly at Massaponax Baptist Church, located two-thirds of a mile north of here.
 
Erected 1993 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number E-36.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #18 Ulysses S. Grant, and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is May 4, 1863.
 
Location. 38° 11.111′ N, 77° 30.761′ W. Marker is near Fredericksburg, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker is on Jefferson Davis Highway (U.S. 1) 0.1 miles south
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of Massaponax Church Road (County Route 608), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8244 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Fredericksburg VA 22407, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Federal Raid (a few steps from this marker); James Farmer, Civil Rights Leader (a few steps from this marker); Massaponax Baptist Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Massaponax Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Plantations on Guinea Station Road (approx. 0.6 miles away); Stanard’s Mill (approx. 2˝ miles away); Mud Tavern (approx. 3.7 miles away); "If It Takes All Summer" (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Stonewall Jackson Shrine. The building where General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson died has been preserved and is maintained by the National Park Service. This site has a link to current pictures of the site. (Submitted on August 22, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 

2. Interpretive Marker of Guinea Station. (Submitted on August 22, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
 
Marker on Rt. 1 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dawn Bowen, July 15, 2007
2. Marker on Rt. 1
"Fairfield" from across the railroad tracks. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., November 3, 2007
3. "Fairfield" from across the railroad tracks.
Guinea Station is to the right (South) in this photograph.
Looking South down the railroad tracks toward Guinea Station. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., November 3, 2007
4. Looking South down the railroad tracks toward Guinea Station.
Maj. Gen. Thomas J. (“Stonewall”) Jackson was taken to Guinea Station enroute to Richmond for better medical care. The railroad tracks south of here were being repaired, delaying his journey. While he waited, he stayed in the farm office at Fairfield Plantation, where he died on May 10, 1863.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2023. It was originally submitted on July 15, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,789 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 15, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on November 3, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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