Salem Church/Haw's Shop

Salem Church/Haw's Shop (HMAAW)

Location: Mechanicsville, VA 23116 Hanover County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 40.573', W 77° 17.518'

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The Union Army Consolidates

— Lee vs. Grant - The 1864 Campaign —

After crossing the Pamunkey River, Grant ordered his army to consolidate near this intersection.

While the cavalry fought a ferocious battle west of here at Enon Church on May 28, 1864, Grant's infantry reconnoitered north toward Hanover Court House and south toward Totopotomoy Creek.

Salem Church dates to 1829. The nearby blacksmith shop owned by the Haw family and the church dominated the important crossroads here. During the cavalry battle at Enon Church Union Gen. George Custer established his headquarters here. The building also saw service as a temporary hospital throughout the battle and in the subsequent weeks of the Cold Harbor campaign.
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HM NumberHMAAW
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Placed ByVirginia Civil War Trails
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Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 9:54am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 297876 N 4172363
Decimal Degrees37.67621667, -77.29196667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 40.573', W 77° 17.518'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 40' 34.38" N, 77° 17' 31.08" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5570-6012 VA-606, Mechanicsville VA 23116, US
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