Mistaken Identity

Mistaken Identity (HMAPE)

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

N 37° 34.29', W 77° 17.706'

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"It was now sun down and the air was dense with smoke, so that we were realty not certain whether the column before us were friends or enemies?.Their banner was furled, and we could not get any clue from that?.Just at this time Colonel Jenkins, in stentorian tones called outhow your flag or I'll fire upon you!' but that flag was not unfurled and the command was given ?ready, aim, fire.'"
Letter to newspaper from a member of the 5th South Carolina Infantry

"We were not quite certain that they were our enemy until their commander, who was in front and on foot, commanded us to surrender. Maj. Welch replied, ?D—-d if we do;' when they immediately opened on us a withering volley?."
T. R. Lackie
16th Michigan Infantry
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HM NumberHMAPE
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Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 4:07am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 297315 N 4160749
Decimal Degrees37.57150000, -77.29510000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 34.29', W 77° 17.706'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 34' 17.40" N, 77° 17' 42.36" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7603-7605 State Rte 718, Mechanicsville VA 23111, US
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