"Brave to Madness"You are standing in the middle of the Union line that faced the Confederate route of attack up the Richmond Turnpike on May 9, 1864, during Union Gen. Benjamin F. Butler's Bermuda Hundred Campaign. Here, along Swift Creek, elements of Butler's Army of the James clashed with part of Confederate Gen. Bushrod R. Johnson's command. The Federals were attempting to disrupt supply lines - especially the Richmond and Petersburg Railroad - to Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia, which was fighting north of Richmond.
|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 12:27am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 286169 N 4129068|
|Decimal Degrees||37.28366667, -77.41203333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 17.02', W 77° 24.722'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 17' 1.20" N, 77° 24' 43.32" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 17371-17421 Boulevard, Colonial Heights VA 23834, US|
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