Buying Time on the Beverly Ford RoadBoth Union and Confederate armies used horse artillery to assist cavalry. When firing erupted at Beverly Ford on the morning of June 9, 1863, Major Robert F. Beckham's battalion of Confederate horse artillery (16 guns and some 500 men) was encamped in woods here. Confederate cannoneers frantically harnessed their teams and prepared their guns for attack as Union skirmishers came in sight. Beckham ordered a gun of the Washington Artillery of South Carolina out on the road and told the crew to cover the battalion's withdrawal. Beckham withdrew 600 yards without losing a gun.
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|Placed By||Civil War Preservation Trust|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 11:26pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 250922 N 4268922|
|Decimal Degrees||38.53386667, -77.85753333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 32.032', W 77° 51.452'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 32' 1.92" N, 77° 51' 27.12" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 410-498 State Rte 677, Elkwood VA 22718, US|
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