The Bermuda Hundred CampaignOn May 4, 1864, Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler began to load 38,000 men of the Army of the James on transport ships at Newport News and Yorktown, Virginia. Their goal was a neck of land in Chesterfield County known as Bermuda Hundred. Butler was to land there, secure a base of operations and sever the rail link between Richmond and Petersburg. If practicable, he would advance on either Richmond or Petersburg. At the same time Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant would move the Army of the Potomac across the Rapidan River and attempt to crush Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia.
|Placed By||Chesterfield County and the Blue & Gray Education Society|
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|Date Added||Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 2:23pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 291284 N 4133175|
|Decimal Degrees||37.32181667, -77.35553333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 19.309', W 77° 21.332'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 19' 18.54" N, 77° 21' 19.92" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 201 Enon Church Rd, Chester VA 23836, US|
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