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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.  Here Franklin, aided by Richardson, held the passage of White Oak Swamp against Jackson while the Battle of Glendale raged near by, June 30, 1862. A fierce duel went on all afternoon between the Union batteries here and Jackson’s guns on the north side of the swamp.
 
Erected 1932 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number PA-155.)
 
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 month for this entry is June 1855.
 
Location. 37° 27.762′ N, 77° 12.637′ W. Marker is near Sandston, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is at the intersection of Elko Road (County Route 156) and Hines Road, on the right when traveling south 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. White Oak Swamp (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named White Oak Swamp (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Seven Days Battles
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(approx. 1.1 miles away); Decoy Airfield (approx. 1˝ miles away); Riddell's Shop (approx. 1.7 miles away); Glendale (Frayser’s Farm) (approx. 1.7 miles away); a different marker also named Seven Days’ Battles (approx. 1.7 miles away); Frazier's Farm (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sandston.
 
More about this marker. Location is estimate.
 
Also see . . .  Battle of White Oak Swamp. (Submitted on November 28, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
White Oak Swamp Marker on Elko Rd (facing north) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, November 25, 2009
2. White Oak Swamp Marker on Elko Rd (facing north)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 20, 2007, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,524 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 20, 2007, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   2. submitted on November 25, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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