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

Route to White Oak Swamp and Malvern Hill

 
 
Route to White Oak Swamp and Malvern Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2007
1. Route to White Oak Swamp and Malvern Hill Marker
White Oak Swamp and Malvern Hill were part of the Seven Days Battles of June-July, 1862.
Inscription.  After crossing the Chickahominy River to the north at Grapevine Bridge, portions of Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan’s retreating Union army destroyed the bridge and moved southeast along this road on 28 June 1862. After rebuilding the bridge the next day, Maj. Gen. Thomas J. (“Stonewall”) Jackson’s command (which included his own division and those of Generals Richard S. Ewell, William H.C. Whiting, and Daniel H. Hill) began crossing early in the morning of 30 June. Under orders to clear the enemy from the woods south of the Chickahominy and to follow McClellan’s retreating army, Jackson’s men captured numerous prisoners as they advanced along this road.
 
Erected 1994 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number W-13.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryNotable EventsNotable PlacesWar, 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 28, 1862.
 
Location. 37° 31.695′ N, 77° 
Markers at Savage's Station image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2006
2. Markers at Savage's Station
This is one of several markers located in the Savage's Station area.
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16.148′ W. Marker is in Sandston, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is on Meadow Road (County Route 156), on the right when traveling east. 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. Savage Station (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Savage's Station (a few steps from this marker); Battle For The Rails (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Savage’s Station (a few steps from this marker); The Trent House (approx. 1.1 miles away); Seven Days Battles (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Savage's Station (approx. 1.4 miles away); a different marker also named The Trent House (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sandston.
 
Also see . . .  Peninsular Campaign. (Submitted on June 3, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 3, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,463 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 3, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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Oct. 3, 2022