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

Richmond Defences

Crossing of the Outer Line

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, July 5, 2003
1. Richmond Defences Marker
Inscription. At this point the outer line of the Confederate Defences of Richmond crossed the Williamsburg Road. Begun after the Battle of Seven Pines and subsequently much strengthened, the Eastern face of this line was a continuous earthwork from the James to the Chickahominy River.
 
Erected by Battlefield Markers Association. (Marker Number 42.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the D.S. Freeman (Richmond Battlefields) marker series.
 
Location. 37° 31.135′ N, 77° 20.104′ W. Marker is in Sandston, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is on West Williamsburg Road (Route 60) 0.1 miles west of Sandburne Parkway, on the right. 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. Virginia Air National Guard (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Civil War Balloonists (about 800 feet away); Civil War Artillery (approx. 0.3 miles away); McClellan’s Picket Line (approx. 0.8 miles away); Battlefield of Seven Pines (approx. 0.9 miles away); Sandston
Richmond Defences Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 5, 2003
2. Richmond Defences Marker
(approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Battlefield of Seven Pines (approx. 1.1 miles away); McClellan’s First Line (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sandston.
 
Also see . . .  Virtual Tour by Markers of the Battle of Seven Pines. This is one of several markers describing the actions of May 31 - June 1, 1862. (Submitted on May 1, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Additional keywords. Freeman Markers, Richmond Battlefield Parks Corporation, Douglas Southall Freeman
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 8, 2008, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,009 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 8, 2008, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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