May 24, 1864 6:00 - 7:00pmAs the imperiled Union brigade huddled in the ravine before you, General Mahone recognized that their bold assault was unsupported and ordered General Harris to send a regiment from these trenches to attack them. At 6:45 p.m. the 12th Mississippi came out of its earthworks and ran down the slope to your front, firing a volley at point blank range. Simultaneously, the 8th and 11th Alabama hit the exposed Union right flank. Ledlie's men broke for the safety of the trees behind them. Several Union commanders tried to rally their men but to no avail. The most prominent among them, Lieutenant Colonel Charles Chandler of the 57th Massachusetts, fell mortally wounded into the muddy ravine. Colonel Merry B. Harris, commanding the 12th Mississippi, ordered Chandler brought into the Confederate line, where he died only hours later.
|Marker Number||Stop 7|
|Placed By||Blue & Gray Education Association, Hanover County Parks and Recreation Department|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 9:25pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 280690 N 4196180|
|Decimal Degrees||37.88673333, -77.49388333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 53.204', W 77° 29.633'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 53' 12.24" N, 77° 29' 37.98" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 11530 Verdon Rd, Doswell VA 23047, US|
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