North Anna River Campaign

North Anna River Campaign (HM9NL)

Location: Doswell, VA 23047 Hanover County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 52.782', W 77° 27.9'

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21-26 May 1864

Approaching Richmond from the north after the Wilderness Campaign, Lt. General U.S. Grant sought to cross the North Anna River and capture the critical rail center at Hanover Junction (Doswell). General R. E. Lee ordered the construction of a complex web of earthworks here to defend the river crossing and junction. The Union army probed the defenses and captured some of them but soon abandoned the effort and moved east toward Cold Harbor.
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HM NumberHM9NL
Series This marker is part of the Battlefield Trails - Civil War series
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Marker NumberEA 1
Year Placed1990
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 1:18am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 283209 N 4195331
Decimal Degrees37.87970000, -77.46500000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 52.782', W 77° 27.9'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 52' 46.92" N, 77° 27' 54.00" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 17223-17241 Washington Hwy, Doswell VA 23047, US
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