Here Magruder's line of battle, facing east, formed in the late afternoon of June 29, 1862. Barksdale's, Semmes's and Kershaw's brigades, extending from south of this road to the railroad, made a desperate effort to prevent the Union withdrawal. After a fierce struggle the Confederates fell back. In this battle they made the first known use of railway artillery.
Geographic Location: Henrico County
Physical Description of Location: Sandston, VA 23150. Located on Meadow Road, less than 1/5 of a mile east of the intersection of Meadow Road and I-295. Marker is on the right when traveling east on Meadow Road.
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