Lee's Last Advance North of the JamesA massive two-pronged Union attack on September 29, 1864, captured New Market Heights and a section of Richmond's outer defenses including Fort Harrison. Not wishing to concede a vital part of his line to the enemy, Confederate commander Robert E. Lee ordered a counterattack the next day. The assault failed miserably. Undaunted, Lee ordered a second attempt. On October 7, with cavalry and two divisions of infantry, Lee attempted to regain the lost fortifications around Fort Harrison. It would be his last major offensive north of the James River.
|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Virginia Civil War Trails|
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|Date Added||Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 4:00pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 293159 N 4149867|
|Decimal Degrees||37.47256667, -77.33906667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 28.354', W 77° 20.344'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 28' 21.24" N, 77° 20' 20.64" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2939-2953 Darbytown Rd, Henrico VA 23231, US|
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