Seven Pines

Seven Pines (HM6TB)

Location: Sandston, VA 23150 Henrico County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 31.364', W 77° 18.74'

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Bloody Stalemate

— 1862 Peninsula Campaign —

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, men of Gen. D.H. Hill's Division broke Gen. Silas Casey's line and pushed on toward the Seven Pines crossroads east of here. Close-quarters fighting raged in and around Casey's Redoubt, which stood close to this spot. Hill's attack unleashed "the most terrible fire of musketry ? that I have ever witnessed," thought Casey.

Late in the day, Confederate leader Gen. Joseph E. Johnston fell wounded north of here at Fair Oaks. The next day, Gen. Robert E. Lee took command of the army. The encounter at Seven Pines was the largest battle fought in Virginia during the first 14 months of the Civil War. There were more than 70,000 troops engaged and at least 10,000 casualties.
HM NumberHM6TB
Series This marker is part of the Battlefield Trails - Civil War series, and the Virginia Civil War Trails series.
Placed ByVirginia Civil War Trails
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Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 9:25pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 295660 N 4155375
Decimal Degrees37.52273333, -77.31233333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 31.364', W 77° 18.74'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 31' 21.84" N, 77° 18' 44.40" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201-299 Cedar Ave, Sandston VA 23150, US
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