Grant's Crossing

Grant's Crossing (HM60G)

Location: Charles City, VA 23030 Charles City County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 19.919', W 77° 6.448'

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In mid-June 1864, Grant abandoned his works at Cold Harbor and marched to Petersburg, a vital rail center. A mile south of here, at Wilcox Wharf (now Lawrence Lewis Jr. Park), steamboats ferried the troops and wagons of two corps across the James River on 14-15 June. Three miles downstream, at Weyanoke Point, Union engineers built a 700-yard-long pontoon bridge in seven hours on 14 June. For three days parts of two corps, as well as supply, ammunition, and ambulance wagons, crossed the bridge in a column 50 miles long. Engineers then dismantled the bridge. Grant's attack on the Confederate lines at Petersburg failed, and the armies settled into a ten-month siege.
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HM NumberHM60G
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Marker NumberV 9
Year Placed1993
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 2:43pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 313293 N 4133784
Decimal Degrees37.33198333, -77.10746667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 19.919', W 77° 6.448'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 19' 55.14" N, 77° 6' 26.88" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6954-7538 Virginia Capital Trail, Charles City VA 23030, US
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