Hanover Junction

Hanover Junction (HM9NI)

Location: Doswell, VA 23047 Hanover County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 51.65', W 77° 27.871'

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Two 19th-century railroads crossed at grade level just east: the Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac and the Virginia Central, which ran west to the Shenandoah Valley, the Confederacy's breadbasket during the Civil War. This junction attained strategic importance in 1864 as the railroads carried supplies to Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and the Army of the Potomac attempted to disrupt that traffic to hinder Lee and capture Richmond. The Confederates, however, successfully defended the junction during the North Anna River campaign, 21-26 May 1864, and the Union army withdrew east to Cold Harbor.
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HM NumberHM9NI
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Marker NumberE 21
Year Placed1997
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 12:33am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 283197 N 4193237
Decimal Degrees37.86083333, -77.46451667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 51.65', W 77° 27.871'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 51' 39.00" N, 77° 27' 52.26" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 16456-16482 Washington Hwy, Doswell VA 23047, US
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