Maneuvering to the North Anna River

Maneuvering to the North Anna River (HM5V7)

Location: Ruther Glen, VA 22546 Caroline County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 1.23', W 77° 30.947'

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Unable to defeat Gen. Robert E. Lee's Confederates during the Spotsylvania Courthouse battles 8-19 May 1864, Union commander Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's forces maneuvered east and south forcing Lee to abandon his entrenched position. The Confederates moved south along Telegraph Road (now U.S. Rte. 1) on 21 May. Union troops, marching along a parallel route, missed a golden opportunity to strike Lee's army. The Federals fell behind the Confederates near this point and followed them to the North Anna River. On 22 May a portion of Union Maj. Gen. Gouverneur K. Warren's V Corps passed through here and camped nearby that night. During the Battle of the North Anna River 23-26 May, Confederate and Union forces fought to a stalemate.
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HM NumberHM5V7
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Marker NumberE-27
Year Placed2002
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 1:21pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 279165 N 4211076
Decimal Degrees38.02050000, -77.51578333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 1.23', W 77° 30.947'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 1' 13.80" N, 77° 30' 56.82" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 17404-17866 U.S. 1, Ruther Glen VA 22546, US
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