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

Stanard’s Mill

 
 
Stanard's Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dawn Bowen, July 15, 2007
1. Stanard's Mill Marker
Inscription.  Unable to defeat the Confederates at Spotsylvania Court House, on 21 May 1864 Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant ordered the Army of the Potomac to march toward Bowling Green. Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside’s Ninth Corps brought up the rear. Grant ordered Burnside to pursue the Confederates down Telegraph Road (present day U.S. Rte. 1), while the rest of the army struck at Robert E. Lee’s troops from the east. Burnside encountered a small entrenched Confederate force at the Po River here at Stanard’s Mill. Uncertain of the enemy’s strength, he did not attempt to force a crossing, but instead reversed course, following the rest of the army to Guinea Station.
 
Erected 2002 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number E-35.)
 
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 date for this entry is May 21, 1864.
 
Location. 38° 9.008′ N, 77° 31.412′ W. Marker is near Spotsylvania Courthouse, Virginia, in Spotsylvania
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County. Marker is on Jefferson Davis Highway (U.S. 1) 2.4 miles south of Guinea Station Road (County Route 607), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7001 US-1, Spotsylvania VA 22551, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mud Tavern (approx. 1.3 miles away); Jerrell’s Mill (approx. 2.3 miles away); Plantations on Guinea Station Road (approx. 2.3 miles away); James Farmer, Civil Rights Leader (approx. 2˝ miles away); Road to Guinea Station (approx. 2˝ miles away); Federal Raid (approx. 2˝ miles away); Turn in Sheridan’s Raid (approx. 3 miles away); Massaponax Baptist Church (approx. 3.1 miles away).
 
Marker along US 1 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dawn Bowen, July 15, 2007
2. Marker along US 1
Po River at Stanard's Mill image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dawn Bowen, July 15, 2007
3. Po River at Stanard's Mill
Roxbury Mill image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., November 18, 2007
4. Roxbury Mill
Rosbury Mill replaced Stanard's Mill. It can be seen on the left. On the right is a waterfall. The view is looking upstream toward the area shown in picture 3.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 15, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,673 times since then and 74 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 15, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on November 18, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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