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Yountville in Napa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Battle of Seven Pines Memorial

 
 
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 5, 2015
1. Battle of Seven Pines Memorial Marker
Inscription.
In Memory of
The Battle of Seven Pines
Fought May 30 1862
Presented By
Seven Pines Circle No. 3
Ladies of the G.A.R.
 
 
Erected by Seven Pines Circle No. 3 Ladies of the G.A.R.
 
Location. 38° 23.344′ N, 122° 21.992′ W. Marker is in Yountville, California, in Napa County. Touch for map. The marker sits by itself in the back of the Memorial Grove on the Yountville Veterans Home campus. Once you find the Grove (it is signed, and there is plenty of parking), walk uphill straight through the Grove, perhaps 200-300 feet, and the marker is just on the other side of a service road. To find the Grove - enter the grounds from Highway 29 or Solano Road, taking California Drive. Make a left upon entering the grounds, and follow the road - it will make a right turn, going past Holderman Hospital. Past the hospital is the parking lot for Memorial Grove. Marker is in this post office area: Yountville CA 94599, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cal 100 (approx. ¼ mile away); Veterans Home of California (approx. 0.7 miles away); Groezinger Winery (approx. 0.9 miles
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 5, 2015
2. Battle of Seven Pines Memorial Marker Wide View
away); Flags over California in 1870 (approx. 0.9 miles away); Map of Groezinger's Addition (approx. 0.9 miles away); George Yount's Millstones (approx. 0.9 miles away); Yountville Community Hall (approx. 0.9 miles away); Yountville's First Fire House (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yountville.
 
Also see . . .  Seven Pines. The National Park Service (CWSAC) summary for the battle: "On May 31, Gen. Joseph E. Johnston attempted to overwhelm two Federal corps that appeared isolated south of the Chickahominy River. The Confederate assaults, though not well coordinated, succeeded in driving back the IV Corps and inflicting heavy casualties. Reinforcements arrived, and both sides fed more and more troops into the action. Supported by the III Corps and Sedgwick’s division of Sumner’s II Corps (that crossed the rain-swollen river on Grapevine Bridge), the Federal position was finally stabilized. Gen. Johnston was seriously wounded during the action, and command of the Confederate army devolved temporarily to Maj. Gen. G.W. Smith. On June 1, the Confederates renewed their assaults against the Federals who had brought up more reinforcements but made little headway. Both sides claimed victory. Confederate brigadier Robert H. Hatton was killed." It is unclear why the date on the marker is a day earlier than the battle date presented here. (Submitted on December 7, 2015.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 7, 2015, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 183 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 7, 2015, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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