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Near Thornburg in Spotsylvania County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Stanardís Mill

 
 
Stanard's Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, July 15, 2007
1. Stanard's Mill Marker
Inscription. Unable to defeat the Confederates at Spotsylvania Court House, on 21 May 1864 Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant ordered the Army of the Potomac to march toward Bowling Green. Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnsideís Ninth Corps brought up the rear. Grant ordered Burnside to pursue the Confederates down Telegraph Road (present day U.S. Rte. 1), while the rest of the army struck at Robert E. Leeís troops from the east. Burnside encountered a small entrenched Confederate force at the Po River here at Stanardís Mill. Uncertain of the enemyís strength, he did not attempt to force a crossing, but instead reversed course, following the rest of the army to Guinea Station.
 
Erected 2002 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number E-35.)
 
Location. 38° 9.008′ N, 77° 31.412′ W. Marker is near Thornburg, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker is on Jefferson Davis Highway (U.S. 1) 2.4 miles south of Guinea Station Road (County Route 607), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Thornburg VA 22565, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mud Tavern (approx. 1.3 miles away); Jerrellís Mill
Marker along US 1 image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, July 15, 2007
2. Marker along US 1
(approx. 2.3 miles away); Plantations on Guinea Station Road (approx. 2.3 miles away); James Farmer, Civil Rights Leader (approx. 2.5 miles away); Road to Guinea Station (approx. 2.5 miles away); Federal Raid (approx. 2.5 miles away); Turn in Sheridanís Raid (approx. 3 miles away); Massaponax Baptist Church (approx. 3.1 miles away).
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Po River at Stanard's Mill image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, July 15, 2007
3. Po River at Stanard's Mill
Roxbury Mill image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., November 18, 2007
4. Roxbury Mill
Rosbury Mill replaced Stanard's Mill. It can be seen on the left. On the right is a waterfall. The view is looking upstream toward the area shown in picture 3.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 15, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,122 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 15, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on November 18, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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