Long, Hot March
— Lee Vs. Grant - The 1864 Campaign —After crossing the James River, Gen. Gouverneur Warren's Fifth Corps and Gen. Ambrose Burnside's Ninth Corps were ordered to move toward Petersburg. One of two primary routes of advance, Prince George Court House Road (Road 106) was used by more than 40,000 Union troops on June 15, 1864, a hot and dusty day. "For three hours of the march only one rest of 15 minutes was had," a Union soldier wrote. When the Fifth Corp arrived at Prince George Court House, however, they were rewarded with an hour-long coffee break.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Virginia Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 9:38am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 297062 N 4121827|
|Decimal Degrees||37.22088333, -77.28728333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 13.253', W 77° 17.237'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 13' 15.18" N, 77° 17' 14.22" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 6450 Administration Dr, Prince George VA 23875, US|
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