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.
Geographic Location: Henrico County
Physical Description of Location: Highland Springs, VA 23075. Located on East Nine Mile Road (Rt. 33), less than 1/5 of a mile north of the intersection of East Nine Mile Road (Rt. 33) and I-64. Marker is on the left when traveling north on East Nine Mile Road (Rt. 33).
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