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Historical Markers in Sandston, Virginia

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Laurel is the county seat for Henrico County
Sandston is in Henrico County
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      Chesterfield County (230)  
      Goochland County (37)  
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      New Kent County (56)  
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1 Virginia, Henrico County, Sandston — HC-33 — Antioch Baptist Church
A chapel, built in 1772 at Boar Swamp, was used by Elijah Baker to gather people for worship. In 1776 the church was constituted as Boar Swamp Baptist Church, with Joshua Morris as the first pastor. In 1780 Joshua Morris and fourteen members from . . . Map (db m73763) HM
2 Virginia, Henrico County, Sandston — HM2 — Antioch School Site
Prior to the 1920s construction of the Antioch School, children from the Elko community and surrounding neighborhoods had to travel long distances by horse and wagon to attend White Oak and Glendale schools. During the over 40 year history of the . . . Map (db m233807) HM
3 Virginia, Henrico County, Sandston — Battle For The RailsRichmond and York River Railroad
On May 10th 1862, McClellan’s Army of the Potomac landed at White House landing, where the Richmond and York River Railroad crossed the Pamunkey River, some 20 miles east of Richmond. Meeting no resistance from the Confederate Army, McClellan set up . . . Map (db m196737) HM
4 Virginia, Henrico County, Sandston — Battle of Savage’s StationA Fighting Withdrawal — 1862 Peninsula Campaign —
On the night of June 27, 1862, following the Battle of Gaines’ Mill, Gen. George McClellan ordered a withdrawal of his Union army to the James River. In the wake of the retreating army, Savage’s Station, located one half mile in front of you along . . . Map (db m3685) HM
5 Virginia, Henrico County, Sandston — PA-143 — Battle of Savage's Station
Defeated at Gaine's Mill on 27 June 1862, Union Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan's Army of the Potomac withdrew southward to establish a base on the James River. Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee ordered Brig. Gen. John B. Magruder to pursue and attack. . . . Map (db m196724) HM
6 Virginia, Henrico County, Sandston — W-12 — Battle of Savage's Station
On 25 June 1862 began the Seven Days' Battles as Gen. Robert E. Lee engaged Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan's Army of the Potomac, prompting McClellan to withdraw to the James River. Just north of here at 9:00 A.M. on 29 June, Brig. Gen. John B. . . . Map (db m15666) HM
7 Virginia, Henrico County, Sandston — 37 — Battlefield of Seven Pines
On May 31, 1862, the Right Wing of the Confederate Forces under Joseph E. Johnston advanced Eastward from this point on both sides the Williamsburg Road to attack the left of McClellan's Army which held Seven Pines and was preparing to besiege . . . Map (db m195028) HM
8 Virginia, Henrico County, Sandston — 38 — Battlefield of Seven Pines
In their Eastward attack of May 31, 1862 on Federal troops holding Seven Pines, Rodes' Brigade to the South of this highway and Garland’s Brigade to the North, supported respectively by Rains and G.B. Anderson, came under heavy fire approximately at . . . Map (db m14246) HM
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9 Virginia, Henrico County, Sandston — 39 — Battlefield of Seven Pines
The Federal first line, against which the right wave of the Confederate Army directed the main assault of May 31, 1862, crossed the Williamsburg Road near this spot. Casey’s Redoubt, the centre of Federal resistance on this line, was 200 yards . . . Map (db m14247) HM
10 Virginia, Henrico County, Sandston — 40 — Battlefield of Seven Pines
Nearby stood "The Twin Houses" from the vicinity of which Confederate Troops moving eastward, charged the Federal Second Line near Seven Pines after they had stormed Casey's Redoubt and the rest of the Federal First Line on May 31, 1862.Map (db m14248) HM
11 Virginia, Henrico County, Sandston — 41 — Battlefield of Seven Pines Reported permanently removed
In the abatis occupying this ground and covering the second Federal line, the advance of Rodes' Brigade was halted by heavy fire after sunset, May 31,1862. The Confederate dead in this last charge were never removed. They still slumber hereabout.Map (db m195027) HM
12 Virginia, Henrico County, Sandston — W-15 — Bottom's Bridge
On 20 May 1862, Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan's Union army crossed the Chickahominy River over Bottom's Bridge into Henrico County. Here Maj. Gen. Erasmus D. Keyes's Federal corps advanced over the bridge unopposed. As McClellan's army advanced on . . . Map (db m15664) HM
13 Virginia, Henrico County, Sandston — Chickahominy Water Trail
(left panel) The Chickahominy Tribe The Chickahominy Tribe originally lived in permanent villages along the Chickahominy River. The Chickahominy were among the first indigenous people to encounter European settlers. Tribal members . . . Map (db m92903) HM
14 Virginia, Henrico County, Sandston — Civil War Artillery
This is one of several replicas of 10-pound Parrott Guns (cannon) located in this area. Its maximum effective range was about 2500 yards. The Parrott was a muzzled-loaded rifled canon varying from the 10 to 250 pound projectile size. It can be . . . Map (db m26925) HM
15 Virginia, Henrico County, Sandston — HC-35 — Decoy Airfield
At this location in World War II, the 936th Camouflage Battalion constructed a decoy airfield to protect nearby Byrd Airfield, which was converted to Richmond Army Air Base in May 1943. On 2,400 acres of farmland seized by the federal government, . . . Map (db m73762) HM
16 Virginia, Henrico County, Sandston — HC-13 — Elko Community Center
In November 1916, a group of approximately 100 Danish and Norwegian Americans established the Windsor Community Farm at Elko. The cooperative farm venture led by Frank and Anna Hurop was unprofitable, but members of the settlement stayed and built . . . Map (db m24859) HM
17 Virginia, Henrico County, Sandston — W-7 — Fair Oaks Station
This intersection of the Richmond and York River Railroad with the Nine Mile Road became one of Henrico County’s best-known landmarks during the Civil War. Fair Oaks Station lay on the north side of the junction. As part of Gen. Joseph E. Johnston’s . . . Map (db m10604) HM
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18 Virginia, Henrico County, Sandston — 45 — Fort Lee
Here, where the outer line of the Confederate defences of Richmond crossed the Charles City Road, stood Fort Lee, named after General Robert E. Lee and constructed to protect a vital line of approach to the capital city from strong or sudden attack.Map (db m14254) HM
19 Virginia, Henrico County, Sandston — 10 — Grapevine Bridge
Here stood Grapevine Bridge across which, on the night of June 27, 1862, part of McClellan's Army moved in changing base from the Pamunkey to the James after the Battle of Gaines' Mill. "Stonewall" Jackson pursued, June 29.Map (db m15656) HM
20 Virginia, Henrico County, Sandston — Z-163 — Henrico County / New Kent County
Henrico County. Area 280 Square Miles. An original shire formed in 1634. Named for Henrico Town, founded in 1611, which was named for Henry, Prince of Wales. The battles of Seven Pines, Savage's Station, Glendale, and Malvern . . . Map (db m15677) HM
21 Virginia, Henrico County, Sandston — W-5 — McClellan’s First Line
Union Brig. Gen. Silas Casey held both sides of the road here on 31 May 1862, in Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan’s first defensive line at Seven Pines. Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston ordered a dawn attack, but his lieutenants acted slowly. Maj. . . . Map (db m14322) HM
22 Virginia, Henrico County, Sandston — W-4 — McClellan’s Picket Line
The picket line of McClellan's army crossed the road here on the morning of May 31, 1862.Map (db m15050) HM
23 Virginia, Henrico County, Sandston — W-9 — McClellan’s Second Line Reported missing
Here, at Seven Pines, was McClellan’s second and main line of defense. The Confederates under D. H. Hill, having taken the first line, attacked this position, held by Casey and Couch reinforced by Kearny, May 31, 1862. The battle was bitterly . . . Map (db m195966) HM
24 Virginia, Henrico County, Sandston — W-8 — McClellan’s Withdrawal Reported missing
In this vicinity a part of McClellan’s army remained for several weeks after the Battle of Seven Pines. The part of his army north of the Chickahominy was attacked by Lee, June 26-27, 1862. McClellan then began to withdraw to the James, June 28-29, . . . Map (db m196720) HM
25 Virginia, Henrico County, Sandston — W-11 — McClellan's Third Line Reported missing
Here ran McClellan's third line of defense, May 31 - June 1, 1862. The Confederates, taking the first and second lines on this road, did not reach the third.Map (db m195965) HM
26 Virginia, Henrico County, Sandston — Meadows Fire TowerA Birdseye View Of Fire Safety
Across Route 60 and just east of Meadow Road is the site of the one hundred-foot tall Lower Henrico Tower, one of two fire towers built in Henrico County in the early 1930s and known as the Meadows Tower. Chicago's Aeromotor Company designed and . . . Map (db m239310) HM
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27 Virginia, Henrico County, Sandston — 42 — Richmond DefencesCrossing of the Outer Line
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 . . . Map (db m14251) HM
28 Virginia, Henrico County, Sandston — W-13 — Route to White Oak Swamp and Malvern Hill
After crossing the Chickahominy River to the north at Grapevine Bridge, portions of Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan’s retreating Union army destroyed the bridge and moved southeast along this road on 28 June 1862. After rebuilding the bridge the next . . . Map (db m8134) HM
29 Virginia, Henrico County, Sandston — W 2-a — Sandston
In 1918 as World War I ended, the Seven Pines Bag Loading Plant #3, used for gun powder packing, was dismantled. The federal government sold 600 acres of land, the electric car line, remaining plant buildings, and 230 Aladdin houses, that were . . . Map (db m195024) HM
30 Virginia, Henrico County, Sandston — 13 — Savage Station
In the field beyond this marker was fought June 29, 1862, the battle of Savage Station in which Confederate forces under command of Major-General John B. Magruder attacked indecisively the rearguard of the Federal Army moving toward James River. . . . Map (db m14209) HM
31 Virginia, Henrico County, Sandston — W-10 — Second Day at Seven Pines
Most of the fighting on the second day of the Battle of Seven Pines (Fair Oaks), occurred near here on 1 June 1862. Confederate Maj. Gen. Gustavus W. Smith, who had assumed command following the wounding of Gen. Joseph E. Johnston the evening . . . Map (db m10599) HM
32 Virginia, Henrico County, Sandston — PA-105 — Seven Days BattlesGrape Vine Bridge
Here Sumner crossed the river to reinforce the part of McClellan's army fighting at Fair Oaks, May 31, 1862. Here a part of Porter's force crossed in the night of June 27, 1862 after the battle of Gaines's Mill. Here Stonewall Jackson, rebuilding . . . Map (db m15655) HM
33 Virginia, Henrico County, Sandston — PA-140 — Seven Days BattlesAllen's Farm
On 26 June 1862, Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan abandoned his plan to besiege Richmond and began his retreat to the James River. Gen. Robert E. Lee pursued, determined to destroy the Army of the Potomac. Just north of here at Allen's Farm, at 9:00 . . . Map (db m15682) HM
34 Virginia, Henrico County, Sandston — PA-142 — Seven Days BattlesSavage’s Station Reported missing
Here Magruder’s line of Battle, facing east, formed in the late afternoon of June 29, 1862. Barksdale’s, Semmes’s and Kershaw’s Brigades, extending from south of this road to the railroad, made a desperate effort to prevent the Union withdrawal. . . . Map (db m196721) HM
35 Virginia, Henrico County, Sandston — PA-144 — Seven Days BattlesSavage's Station Reported missing
Here, facing west, stretched the Union line in the afternoon of June 29, 1862. Brook's brigade was south of the road with Gorman's and Burn's brigades to the north. In a furious conflict Burn's line was broken but was restored by Sumner in person. . . . Map (db m196719) HM
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36 Virginia, Henrico County, Sandston — PA-148 — Seven Days BattlesWhite Oak Swamp
On the hill just to the west Stonewall Jackson placed his artillery about midday on June 30, 1862. An artillery duel then began with Franklin, guarding the south side of White Oak Swamp, that lasted until dark.Map (db m195963) HM
37 Virginia, Henrico County, Sandston — PA-152 — Seven Days BattlesWhite Oak Swamp Reported missing
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 . . . Map (db m195964) HM
38 Virginia, Henrico County, Sandston — PA-155 — Seven Days BattlesWhite Oak Swamp
Here Franklin, aided by Richardson, held the passage of White Oak Swamp against Jackson while the Battle of Glendale raged near by, June 30, 1862. A fierce duel went on all afternoon between the Union batteries here and Jackson’s guns on the north . . . Map (db m3723) HM
39 Virginia, Henrico County, Sandston — Seven PinesBloody Stalemate — 1862 Peninsula Campaign — Reported permanently removed
Confederate attacks on May 31, 1862, designed to push the Union army away from Richmond, struck an isolated wing of the Federal Fourth Corps in this vicinity. The heaviest action took place along the Williamsburg Road. Marching from the west, . . . Map (db m10595) HM
40 Virginia, Henrico County, Sandston — Seven PinesBloody Stalemate — 1862 Peninsula Campaign —
In April 1862, Union forces under Gen. George B. McClellan began a major campaign to capture Richmond, marching west from Fort Monroe up the Peninsula between the York and James Rivers toward the Confederate capital. Confederate Gen. . . . Map (db m216522) HM
41 Virginia, Henrico County, Sandston — Site of the First Public Library in Henrico County
Site of the first public library in Henrico County Founded and operated by The Woman's Club of Sandston 1923 - 1967Map (db m216528) HM
42 Virginia, Henrico County, Sandston — The Trent HouseMcClellan’s Headquarters — 1862 Peninsula Campaign —
Between June 12 and June 28, 1862, Union Gen. George B. McClellan maintained his headquarters here at Trent House. Known as “Reynoldsville,” the house dates from about 1825. During the Civil War, it was the home of Dr. Peterfield Trent . . . Map (db m14207) HM
43 Virginia, Henrico County, Sandston — 11 — The Trent HouseMcClellan's Headquarters
In the residence of Dr. Peterfield Trent, situated about 500 yards from this road, General G.B. McClellan, U.S.A., had his headquarters in May-June, 1862. Here he planned the withdrawal to James River.Map (db m14211) HM
44 Virginia, Henrico County, Sandston — White Oak SwampControversy for Stonewall Jackson — 1862 Peninsula Campaign — Reported missing
After the twilight battle at Savage’s Station on June 29, 1862, the Army of the Potomac abandoned the final remnants of its line in front of Richmond and retreated through the darkness toward the James River. Once across White Oak Swamp, the Union . . . Map (db m3720) HM
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45 Virginia, Henrico County, Sandston — White Oak SwampControversy for Stonewall Jackson — 1862 Peninsula Campaign —
(preface) In April 1862, Union forces under Gen. George B. McClellan began a maior campaign to capture Richmond, marching east from Fort Monroe up the Peninsula between the York and James Rivers toward the Confederate capital. . . . Map (db m196014) HM
46 Virginia, Henrico County, Sandston — 14 — White Oak Swamp
Here on June 30, 1862, “Stonewall” Jackson’s command, pursuing McClellan’s army was halted by fire from troops of Franklin’s corps posted across the stream. Failing to effect a crossing, Jackson could not participate in the converging attacks Lee . . . Map (db m14221) HM
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