Emory's Failed Advance
— 1862 Peninsula Campaign —As the May 5, 1862, Battle of Williamsburg raged along the Bloody Ravine and in front of Fort Magruder, the Union commander sought to turn the flank of the Confederate defenses. Gen. Joseph Hooker was convinced that the right flank was unoccupied and sent an engineer officer, Lt. Miles D. McAlester, to scout the Confederate position. McAlester reached Quarterpath Road near Allen's Wharf and discovered that Redoubt 1 here at Tutter's Mill Pond indeed appeared empty. He also reported that Quarterpath Road was an excellent approach to the Confederate rear. When Hooker and Gen. Samuel P. Heintzelmen received this news, they dispatched Gen. William H. Emory with his cavalry brigade to Quarterpath Road, ordered him to await reinforcements and then lead an assault on the flank.
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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||Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 12:13am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 350735 N 4124741|
|Decimal Degrees||37.25728333, -76.68320000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 15.437', W 76° 40.992'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 15' 26.22" N, 76° 40' 59.52" W|
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|Area Code(s)||757, 202|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 425-511 State Rte 637, Williamsburg VA 23185, US|
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