Fair Oaks Station

Fair Oaks Station (HM6TI)

Location: Highland Springs, VA 23075 Henrico County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 31.836', W 77° 18.797'

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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 Confederate attack at Seven Pines on 31 May 1862, his troops under Brig. Gen. Richard H. Anderson passed here as they assaulted the Union right. On 29 June 1862, an innovative Confederate artillery piece was pushed past the intersection by a locomotive and used during the Battle of Savage's Station. It consisted of a siege gun mounted on a flatcar behind a shield of rails. This was the first use of railroad artillery in warfare.
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HM NumberHM6TI
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Marker NumberW 7
Year Placed1994
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 8:56pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 295597 N 4156250
Decimal Degrees37.53060000, -77.31328333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 31.836', W 77° 18.797'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 31' 50.16" N, 77° 18' 47.82" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1833-1899 E Nine Mile Rd, Highland Springs VA 23075, US
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