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

Seven Days Battles

White Oak Swamp

 
 
Seven Days Battles   White Oak Swamp marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2007
1. Seven Days Battles White Oak Swamp marker
Inscription. Here the greater part of McClellan’s army and wagon trains crossed the swamp, June 28-30, 1862. Jackson, pursuing, arrived about noon on June 30, to find the bridge destroyed and the Unionists holding the south side. Failing to force a passage that day, Jackson rebuilt the bridge and crossed early on July 1.
 
Erected 1932 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number PA-152.)
 
Location. 37° 28.153′ N, 77° 12.551′ 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. White Oak Swamp (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 (approx. 1.4 miles away); Elko Community Center
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. 1.7 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.
 
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
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 20, 2007, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,063 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 20, 2007, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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