Like the Coming of a Cyclone

Like the Coming of a Cyclone (HM1HHF)

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

N 37° 53.217', W 77° 29.723'

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May 24, 6:00-6:30 pm

— Blue Trail —

The fighting pits before you mark the positions of the skirmishers of the 2nd Georgia Battalion of General Ambrose Wright's Brigade, defending Ox Ford. The Georgians were in a perfect position to fire into the flank of Ledlie's assaulting columns without being detected.

"We were ordered forward, in some places a difficult thing to do, as the face of the ravine was almost perpendicular, but by dint of perseverance, we were finally mustered, tired and out at breath, upon the plateau above...a noise like the coming of a cyclone or at herd of steers reached our ears... Tinsley and myself each had a good tree for protection, and with guns ready, determined to hold our ground.

The noise coming nearer but evidently passing across our front, we distinguished the left files of three columns passing across our front. Discharging our guns into the flanks of their first line, loading and firing as fast as we could...the fire was returned with interest, the bark flying as the bullets struck the trees."
E. A. Shiver, 2nd Georgia Battalion

(captions)
(left) A Federal attack during the Overland Campaign, May 1864.
(right) Two of the soldiers of the 56th Massachusetts who were Wounded in Action at Ox Ford on May 24, 1864: Sergeants Charles W. Boyer and Walter Cook.

Presented to the people of the United States by Jeanette and Carl Christman of Kansas.
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HM NumberHM1HHF
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Historical PeriodCivil War, 17th Century
Historical PlaceBattlefield
Marker TypeOther
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleInterpretative Marker / Sign
Marker NumberStop 2
Year Placed2014
Placed ByBlue & Gray Education Society, Hanover County Parks and Recreation Department.
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 8:48am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 280558 N 4196207
Decimal Degrees37.88695000, -77.49538333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 53.217', W 77° 29.723'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 53' 13.0200" N, 77° 29' 43.3800" W
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Area Code(s)804
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 11530 Verdon Rd, Doswell VA 23047, US
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