"Brave to Madness"

"Brave to Madness" (HM9HV)

Location: Colonial Heights, VA 23834
Country: United States of America

N 37° 16.952', W 77° 24.737'

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Nearby on 9 May 1864, Brig. Gen. Johnson Hagood's South Carolina Brigade attacked advancing elements of the Union X and XVIII Corps. As they 11th S.C. Infantry Regiment engaged the Federals across Swift Creek near Arrowfield Church, the 21st and 25th S.C. crossed the creek and charged up the hill to attack Brig. Gen. Charles A. Heckman's "Star" Brigade. Repulsed with a loss of 137 casualties, the South Carolinians were praised in an official report as "brave to madness." Their gallant charge succeeded, however, in saving from destruction the turnpike and railroad bridges that crossed Swift Creek and formed vital links in Lee's supply lines.
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HM NumberHM9HV
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Marker NumberS 31
Year Placed1998
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 1:10pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 286144 N 4128943
Decimal Degrees37.28253333, -77.41228333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 16.952', W 77° 24.737'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 16' 57.12" N, 77° 24' 44.22" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3739-3799 Boulevard, Colonial Heights VA 23834, US
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