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CHARLES CITY ROAD This Strategically Important Road Ran From The Williamsburg Ro ...

CHARLES CITY ROAD This Strategically Important Road Ran From The Williamsburg Ro ...

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Description: CHARLES CITY ROAD This strategically important road ran from the Williamsburg Road southeast past Whites Tavern , across White Oak Swamp , and into the Riddells Shop intersection with the Long Bridge and Darbytown roads , eight miles distant . As Gen . Robert E . Lees forces converged on Riddells Shop on 29 30 June 1862 to cut off Maj . Gen . George B . McClellans retreating Union army . Maj . Gen . Benjamin Hugers Confederate division moved along the Charles City Road , which had been obstructed by felled trees . After marching to within three miles of Riddells Shop on 29 June , Huger failed to advance or to take part in the Battle of Glendate on 30 June . He was relieved of command on 12 July . Department of Historic Resources , 1994

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