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

White Oak Swamp

 
 
White Oak Swamp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 22, 2012
1. White Oak Swamp Marker
Inscription. Here on June 30, 1862, “Stonewall” Jackson’s command, pursuing McClellan’s army was halted by fire from troops of Franklin’s corps posted across the stream. Failing to effect a crossing, Jackson could not participate in the converging attacks Lee planned to deliver that day near Glendale.
 
Erected by Richmond Battlefield Markers Association. (Marker Number 14.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the D.S. Freeman (Richmond Battlefields) marker series.
 
Location. 37° 28.148′ N, 77° 12.548′ W. Marker is near Sandston, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is on Elko Road (County Route 156), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sandston VA 23150, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Seven Days Battles ( a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named White Oak Swamp ( a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Seven Days Battles ( approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Seven Days Battles ( approx. half a mile away); Decoy Airfield
White Oak Swamp markers image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2007
2. White Oak Swamp markers
Several White Oak Swamp markers can be found at this location.
( approx. 1.4 miles away); Elko Community Center ( approx. 1.7 miles away); Riddell's Shop ( approx. 2.1 miles away); Glendale (Frayser’s Farm) ( approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sandston.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. White Oak Swamp by markers
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of White Oak Swamp. (Submitted on November 28, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. White Oak Swamp. Details about the bridge, swamp, and the marker placement with regard to the historical landmarks. (Submitted on November 28, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
White Oak Swamp image. Click for full size.
circa 1862
3. White Oak Swamp
From the Library of Congress Collection (LC-B811-2601)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 28, 2007, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,384 times since then and 50 times this year. Last updated on December 7, 2008, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. Photos:   1. submitted on September 18, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.   2. submitted on November 20, 2007, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3. submitted on December 7, 2008, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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