Nowhere To Go

Nowhere To Go (HMB17)

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

N 37° 35.244', W 77° 17.298'

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For nearly two weeks, from June 3 to June 12, the soldiers endured the agony of trench warfare. One Virginian recalled:

Thousands of men cramped up in a narrow trench, unable to go out, or to get up, or to stretch or to stand, without danger to life and limb; unable to lie down or to sleep for lack of room and pressure of peril; night alarms, day attacks, hunger, thirst, supreme weariness, squalor, vermin, filth, disgusting odors everywhere, the weary night succeeded by the yet more weary day; the first glance over the way at day dawn bringing the sharpshooter's bullet singing past your ear or smashing through your skull, a man's life is often exacted as the price of a cup of water from the spring.
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HM NumberHMB17
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Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 10:25am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 297959 N 4162499
Decimal Degrees37.58740000, -77.28830000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 35.244', W 77° 17.298'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 35' 14.64" N, 77° 17' 17.88" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2120 Anderson Wright Dr, Mechanicsville VA 23111, US
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