A Virginia Civil War Trails marker interprets the site of Hanover Junction, now called Doswell. The tracks of the Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Potomac Railroad and the Virginia Central Railroad joined here. During the Civil War, this rail junction was vitally important and defended by both the Union and the Confederate armies to transport men and supplies. The Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Potomac Railroad linked the Confederate capital with the Potomac River to the north, while the Virginia Central Railroad began in Richmond, passed through the junction, and then went west to the Allegheny Mountains. Rail lines still cross here.