A 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 the Richmond and York River Railroad, was ordered abandoned. Having served as the army's advance supply base during the previous month, the immense stockpiles of equipment, ordnance, and commissary stores located there were to be destroyed.
|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Virginia Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 1:32am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 299493 N 4155894|
|Decimal Degrees||37.52825000, -77.26913333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 31.695', W 77° 16.148'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 31' 41.70" N, 77° 16' 8.88" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2701 Meadow Rd, Sandston VA 23150, US|
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