Maps & Documents

The Battle of Ashland

The Battle of Ashland

Posted on May 27, 2010 by .

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THE BATTLE OF ASHLAND happened June 1, 1864.  It involved Hanover Courthouse, Ellett’s Bridge over the South Anna River, and the Richmond Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad tracks. {Click on the image on left for a high-quality JPEG of the map (1.3MB file)}.  It has largely been ignored by historians until recently, but it was important […]

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Dedication of Mural of Old Ashland

Dedication of Mural of Old Ashland

Posted on Apr 07, 2010 by .

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1953 Speech by Robert Lancaster at the dedication of the Mural of Old Ashland at the War Memorial. “In years Ashland is young—it is growing—its future holds great promise and those of us whose roots are deeply imbedded in its soil are proud of its past. We look backward to its beginnings and its accomplishments […]

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Slash Cottage

Slash Cottage

Posted on Apr 06, 2010 by .

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Edwin Robinson amd the Richmond Fredericksburg & Potomac Railway Company developed Slash Cottage as a mineral springs resort on land that is now occupied by Randolph-Macon College.  This 1854 lithograph of Slash Cottage mineral springs resort shows the hotel, ballroom, cottages, bathhouses, bowling alley, well, bar, kitchen and an octagonal gas house for lighting the […]

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