Second Battle of Fair Oaks

Second Battle of Fair Oaks (HM273Y)

Location: Henrico, VA 23231 Henrico County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 28.359', W 77° 20.347'

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Lt. Gen. Ulysses Grant ordered an assault here on 27 Oct. 1864 to divert Confederate attention from a Union attack near Petersburg. Maj. Gen. Benjamin Butler, Union commander outside Richmond, aspired to outflank the Confederates and capture their capital. The Federal X Corps initiated the attack along Darbytown Road, while the XVIII Corps, delayed by miscommunication, joined in later along Williamsburg Road. Union troops also advanced along Nine Mile Road. Confederate Lt. Gen. James Longstreet strengthened his left flank, forcing the Federals to withdraw on 28 Oct. The Union army suffered about 1,600 casualties and the Confederates about 100.
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HM NumberHM273Y
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Year Placed2015
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Sunday, April 22nd, 2018 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 293154 N 4149876
Decimal Degrees37.47265000, -77.33911667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 28.359', W 77° 20.347'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 28' 21.54" N, 77° 20' 20.82" W
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Area Code(s)804
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2939-2953 Darbytown Rd, Henrico VA 23231, US
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