The Bermuda Hundred CampaignIn April of 1864, Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant met with Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler and approved his plan for attacking Richmond by moving an army up the James River. Grant decided that while the Army of the Potomac moved against Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia, Butler would land his Army of the James in Bermuda Hundred and move against Richmond. Knowing Butler lacked significant combat experience, Grant brought two West Point trained combat officers, William F. "Baldy" Smith and Maj. Gen. Quincy Gillmore to serve as Butler's Corps Commanders. This arrangement led to one of the most contentious commands of the war. From the opening days of the Bermuda Hundred Campaign, Butler and his subordinates quarreled openly to the detriment of the operation and the good order and discipline of the army they commanded.
|Placed By||Chesterfield County and the Blue & Gray Education Society|
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|Date Added||Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 10:45am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 291287 N 4133177|
|Decimal Degrees||37.32183333, -77.35550000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 19.31', W 77° 21.33'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 19' 18.60" N, 77° 21' 19.80" W|
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