Afternoon — June 1, 1864Following the Federal cavalry's successful defense of the Old Cold Harbor Crossroads against Confederate infantry attacks on the morning of June 1, 1864, hard marching soldiers of the 6th Corps and 18th Corps arrived to solidify the Union army's hold on the strategic intersection. By late afternoon these two corps, totaling roughly 30,000 men, launched an attack against the Confederate line. The 18th Corps deployed around Beulah Church and attacked to the west. Brig. Gen. William T. H. Brooks' division advanced across this ground under ﬁre, toward Confederates defending hastily built earthworks 600 yards ahead of you. Fighting raged into the darkness that night.
|Placed By||Richmond National Battlefield Park|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, November 22nd, 2015 at 9:05am PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 298795 N 4163787|
|Decimal Degrees||37.59918333, -77.27918333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 35.951', W 77° 16.751'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 35' 57.06" N, 77° 16' 45.06" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 7253-7261 Beulah Church Rd, Mechanicsville VA 23111, US|
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