The Final Clash: With Fate Against Them

The Final Clash: With Fate Against Them (HM10UX)

Location: Rice, VA 23966 Amelia County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 18.232', W 78° 13.633'

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— Sailor's Creek Battlefield State Park —

"There goes a chivalrous fellow. Let's give him three cheers."

Near this site were positioned Confederate forces commanded by General Joseph B. Kershaw. They were mainly from Mississippi and Georgia and were slightly dug in behind hastily built rail brestworks. In the final moments of the battle, Union cavalry, led by Colonel Peter Stagg, and Wheaton's infantry attacked Kershaw's right and rear. Retiring some 400 yards from this point to the rear, General Kershaw was eventually forced to surrender his command.

Taken prisoner and eventually turned over to Union cavalry General George A. Custer's headquarters, the next morning the Northern cavalryman would serenade his "guests" with tunes like "Dixie." General Kershaw remarked as Custer left the next morning, "There goes a chivalrous fellow. Let's give him three cheers." The Federal band responded now with "Bonnie Blue Flag" which was followed by a chorus of "Rebel Yells."
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HM NumberHM10UX
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Year Placed2012
Placed BySailor's Creek Battlefield State Park
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Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 12:20pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 745751 N 4132187
Decimal Degrees37.30386667, -78.22721667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 18.232', W 78° 13.633'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 18' 13.92" N, 78° 13' 37.98" W
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Area Code(s)434, 804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 501-521 State Rte 617, Rice VA 23966, US
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