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Near Williamsburg in York County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

A Union Advance

 
 
A Union Advance Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 21, 2009
1. A Union Advance Marker
Inscription. On May 5, 1862 Lt. George A Custer (who in 1876 made his “Last Stand” on the Little Bighorn River in Montana) led a detachment along the roadway here over “Cub Dam Creek” to occupy the Confederate work on the bluff immediately beyond. This maneuver in the Battle of Williamsburg came as the Union Army advanced toward Richmond in the Peninsular Campaign.
 
Location. 37° 16.975′ N, 76° 38.478′ W. Marker is near Williamsburg, Virginia, in York County. Marker can be reached from Colonial National Historic Parkway one mile west of Penniman Road (Virginia Route 641), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. This marker is located at the Jones Mill Pond turnout. Marker is in this post office area: Williamsburg VA 23185, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Redoubt 12 (approx. half a mile away); Vineyard Tract (approx. 1.9 miles away); Fort Magruder (approx. 1.9 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Magruder (approx. 1.9 miles away); Magruderís Defenses (approx. 2.4 miles away); Battle of Williamsburg (approx.
Jones Mill Pond Dam image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 21, 2009
2. Jones Mill Pond Dam
2.4 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Williamsburg (approx. 2.4 miles away); Quarterpath Road (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williamsburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Williamsburg. CWSAC Battle Summary (Submitted on December 24, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Colonial Parkway. Colonial National Historical Park (Submitted on December 24, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

3. Jones Mill Pond Dam. Colonial Parkway, Jones Mill Pond Dam, Crossing Jones Mill Pond, Yorktown vicinity, York County, VA. Historic American Engineering Record [HAER VA,100-YORK,18G-] (Submitted on December 24, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Jones Mill Pond Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 21, 2009
3. Jones Mill Pond Marker
This mill pond and the mill dam (now covered by the Colonial Parkway) show on Civil War maps, and may have existed in Colonial times.
Jones Mill Pond turnout image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 21, 2009
4. Jones Mill Pond turnout
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 24, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 928 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 24, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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