Union Army Enters Richmond

Union Army Enters Richmond (HMA7S)

Location: Richmond, VA 23231
Country: United States of America

N 37° 31.155', W 77° 24.945'

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Here Maj. Gen. Godfrey Weitzel, commander of the Army of the James, entered and took possession of Richmond at 8:15 A.M. on 3 April 1865 after receiving the surrender of the confederate capital a few miles east. The first units of Weitzel's command to enter the city were six regiments of Brig. Gen. Edward H. Ripley's 1st Brigade of the XXIVth Army Corps, and U.S. Colored Troops from infantry and cavalry regiments of the XXVth Army Corps. During the next twenty-four hours, the Union troops extinguished the fire that destroyed almost 40 blocks extending along the river and north to Capitol Square, restored order, and occupied Confederate office buildings.
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HM NumberHMA7S
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Marker NumberSA 41
Year Placed1994
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 7:50pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 286510 N 4155218
Decimal Degrees37.51925000, -77.41575000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 31.155', W 77° 24.945'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 31' 9.30" N, 77° 24' 56.70" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4401-4599 E Main St, Richmond VA 23231, US
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