Seven Days Battles

Seven Days Battles (HMA7F)

Location: Sandston, VA 23150 Henrico County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 30.974', W 77° 17.246'

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Allen'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 A.M. on 29 June, Maj. Gen. John B. Magruder's division attacked Brig. Gen. Edwin V. Sumner's corps, which formed the Union rear. The fighting continued for two hours until Sumner retired east to the Federal supply depot at Savage's Station on the Richmond & York River R.R. Another Confederate attack that afternoon ended in a stalemate, and the Union withdrawal continued.
HM NumberHMA7F
Marker NumberPA 140
Year Placed1999
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 6:30am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 297843 N 4154600
Decimal Degrees37.51623333, -77.28743333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 30.974', W 77° 17.246'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 30' 58.44" N, 77° 17' 14.76" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1343 E Williamsburg Rd, Sandston VA 23150, US
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