Second Battle of Drewry's Bluff

Second Battle of Drewry's Bluff (HMAFX)

Location: Richmond, VA 23237
Country: United States of America

N 37° 23.798', W 77° 25.826'

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The Second Battle of Drewry's Bluff, or the Proctor's Creek engagement, began on 14 May 1864 when part of Union Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler's Army of the James feigned an attack toward Richmond from Bermuda Hundred. After two days of skirmishing, Federals led by Maj. Gen. William F. Smith and Maj. Gen. Quincy A. Gillmore captured the outer Confederate earthworks here. At dawn on 16 May, however, the Confederates under Maj. Gen. Robert F. Hoke and Maj. Gen. Robert Ransom, Jr., launched several assaults from the inner defenses just north. By midmorning the Federals began retreating south to the Half-Way House.
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Marker NumberS 9
Year Placed2001
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 9:57pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 284860 N 4141645
Decimal Degrees37.39663333, -77.43043333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 23.798', W 77° 25.826'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 23' 47.88" N, 77° 25' 49.56" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9381-9419 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Richmond VA 23237, US
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