From Farmland to Forest

From Farmland to Forest (HMAK2)

Location: Mechanicsville, VA 23111 Hanover County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 35.259', W 77° 16.633'

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Cold Harbor Battlefield Park Walking Trail

Time has changed this landscape dramatically since the war. In 1864, much of the Co1d Harbor area was cleared farmland. One Federal believed this openness of the land was "the greatest part of the misery" at Cold Harbor. The deadly fire of Confederate sharpshooters prevented Union soldiers from moving freely behind the lines. "There was no cover from the fire of the enemy," a veteran observed, except in the trench itself.

To move safely between front and rear, Union troops constructed six parallel lines of breastworks. You are standing between the 4th and 5th line of works.
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HM NumberHMAK2
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Placed ByHanover County Parks and Recreation, National Park Service
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Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 7:45pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 298938 N 4162503
Decimal Degrees37.58765000, -77.27721667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 35.259', W 77° 16.633'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 35' 15.54" N, 77° 16' 37.98" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6019 Cold Harbor Rd, Mechanicsville VA 23111, US
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