Battle of Savage's Station

Battle of Savage's Station (HMA6Z)

Location: Sandston, VA 23150 Henrico County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 30.465', W 77° 15.937'

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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. Magruder's division attacked Brig. Gen. Edwin V. Sumner's corps, which formed the Union rear guard near Savage's Station on the Richmond & York River R.R. Sumner gained the safety of the depot and held his ground until the fighting ended in a draw about 9:00 P.M. The Federals retreated south to Malvern Hill in the night, abandoning some 2,500 wounded at the depot.
HM NumberHMA6Z
Marker NumberW 12
Year Placed1999
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 1:39am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 299749 N 4153612
Decimal Degrees37.50775000, -77.26561667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 30.465', W 77° 15.937'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 30' 27.90" N, 77° 15' 56.22" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1001-1019 E Williamsburg Rd, Sandston VA 23150, US
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