— Lee vs. Grant — The 1864 Campaign —This junction was one of the most pivotal sites for the well-being of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's army. Known during the war as Hanover Junction, it was the intersection of two important railroads. The Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad (RF&P) ran north from Richmond, past Guinea Station where "Stonewall" Jackson died in 1863, through Fredericksburg and to the Potomac River. The Virginia Central Railroad also came north from the capital city but veered west here and ran through the fertile Piedmont country into the Shenandoah Valley. During all the famous campaigns of 1862-64, Lee's army relied on these railroads for supplies.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Virginia Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 5:28pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 283475 N 4193168|
|Decimal Degrees||37.86028333, -77.46133333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 51.617', W 77° 27.68'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 51' 37.02" N, 77° 27' 40.80" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 10623-10651 State Rte 688, Doswell VA 23047, US|
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