The Union CounterattackAs the fight progressed, the Confederates met stiffening resistance. Lee and his subordinates realized they had too few troops to hold their advanced position. They determined to withdraw to the slight earthworks constructed by the Federal soldiers just south of this point. In the meantime, Union forces regrouped and were bolstered by reinforcements. At about 2:30 p.m., with everything in place, Union General Warren ordered a counterattack. General Robert E. Lee stood near this gun emplacement with General Bushrod R. Johnson and watched the advance of the Union columns.
|Placed By||Civil War Preservation Trust|
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|Date Added||Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 10:07am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 273902 N 4114643|
|Decimal Degrees||37.15086667, -77.54591667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 9.052', W 77° 32.755'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 9' 3.12" N, 77° 32' 45.30" W|
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|Area Code(s)||804, 434, 757|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 20813-20977 State Rte 613, Petersburg VA 23803, US|
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