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Near Sandston in Henrico County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Seven Days Battles

White Oak Swamp

 
 
Seven Days Battles  -  White Oak Swamp marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2007
1. Seven Days Battles - White Oak Swamp marker
Inscription.  On the hill just to the west Stonewall Jackson placed his artillery about midday on June 30, 1862. An artillery duel then began with Franklin, guarding the south side of White Oak Swamp, that lasted until dark.
 
Erected 1932 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number PA-148.)
 
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 month for this entry is June 1855.
 
Location. 37° 28.743′ N, 77° 12.787′ W. Marker is near Sandston, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is at the intersection of Elko Road (Virginia Route 156) and Rail Drive, on the right when traveling north on Elko Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sandston VA 23150, 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. White Oak Swamp (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named White Oak Swamp (approx. 0.7 miles away); Elko Community Center (approx. one mile away); Decoy Airfield (approx. 1.1
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miles away); a different marker also named Seven Days Battles (approx. 1.1 miles away); Bottom's Bridge (approx. 2½ miles away); New Kent Road (approx. 2½ miles away); Capt. John Smith Captured (approx. 2½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sandston.
 
Also see . . .  Battle of White Oak Swamp. (Submitted on November 28, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Seven Days Battles Marker on Elko Road (facing south). image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, May 1, 2009
2. Seven Days Battles Marker on Elko Road (facing south).
Seven Days Battles Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Dean, April 20, 2022
3. Seven Days Battles Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 1, 2022. It was originally submitted on November 20, 2007, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,531 times since then and 53 times this year. Last updated on April 20, 2022, by James Dean of Chesterfield, Virginia. Photos:   1. submitted on November 20, 2007, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   2. submitted on May 1, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.   3. submitted on April 27, 2022, by James Dean of Chesterfield, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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May. 31, 2023