Confederate Grand Assault

Confederate Grand Assault (HM129C)

Location: Mechanicsville, VA 23111 Hanover County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 34.473', W 77° 17.624'

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"All was disorder and excitement; the field was full of men running for their very lives, and it was almost impossible to make any resistance to the tide of humanity pressing down upon us."
John E. Stewart, 44th New York

General James Longstreet received orders to attack just before sunset. Almost as if on dress parade, Longstreet's regiments started forward across an open field. Union gunners found their range; exploding shells tore huge gaps in the Confederate lines. When the charging Confederates arrived above the creek, 8,000 men under Gen. George W. Morell fired volley after volley, but they failed to stop the advancing Southerners. Up the slope in front of you they came. Just moments after Hood penetrated the Union line these Confederates splashed through the creek and charged the Federal position. Northern soldiers broke ranks and fled to the rear.

While Hood's Confederates raced toward the top of the hill, the men of Gen. Daniel Butterfield's brigade fought for their lives along these slopes.
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HM NumberHM129C
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Year Placed2011
Placed ByRichmond National Battlefield Park
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Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 7:05pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 297444 N 4161085
Decimal Degrees37.57455000, -77.29373333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 34.473', W 77° 17.624'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 34' 28.38" N, 77° 17' 37.44" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6283 Watt House Rd, Mechanicsville VA 23111, US
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