A Well Preserved Union Artillery Position

A Well Preserved Union Artillery Position (HMAK9)

Location: Mechanicsville, VA 23111 Hanover County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 35.111', W 77° 16.681'

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You are standing in front of a Union artillery battery, located on a commanding hill about 400 yards behind the front lines. From here Union officers watched for activity along the Confederate lines, and opened fire with a barrage of shells whenever they spotted a target. Southern cannoneers responded, but their projectiles either ripped into the ground in front of the Union guns, or passed harmlessly overhead.

Rarely during this two week battle were the guns silent. Constant shelling tested the nerves of the soldiers, prompting one to remark "you would have thought that the whole world had let loose its ?dogs of war'."
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HM NumberHMAK9
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Placed ByHanover County Parks and Recreation, National Park Service
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Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 11:21am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 298861 N 4162231
Decimal Degrees37.58518333, -77.27801667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 35.111', W 77° 16.681'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 35' 6.66" N, 77° 16' 40.86" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6436 Boatswain Ln, Mechanicsville VA 23111, US
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