A mile north, at Eltham Landing on the Pamunkey River, Franklin's division of McClellan's army disembarked on May 6, 1862. The next morning the Union troops came in contact with the Confederates retiring toward Richmond. The Confederate wagon trains were in danger; but Gustavus W. Smith drove Franklin back to the river. The action occurred in this vicinity, May 7, 1862.
Geographic Location: New Kent County
Physical Description of Location: 18639 Eltham Rd (Route 33 and 30 Eastbound), West Point, VA 23181. Marker is on right about 500 feet past intersection with Virginia Avenue.
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