Surprise Attack

Surprise Attack (HMLZF)

Location: Henrico, VA 23231 Henrico County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 25.608', W 77° 22.343'

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You are standing where hand-to-hand fighting erupted as Union troops stormed into Fort Harrison on September 29, 1864. On top of the fort's parapet, Gen. Hiram Burnham clutched his chest after receiving a mortal wound. General George J. Stannard's division lost about 750 men killed and wounded in the attack on Fort Harrison. Butler's army lost an addition 2,200 men in the day's fighting at other nearby forts, and at New Market Heights. Confederate losses for September 29 are estimated at 500, including nearly all 200 defenders at Fort Harrison.

"Some half dozen heads behind glistening gun barrels appeared on a traverse some twenty feet away, and gave us a volley, dropping several men...myself among them." Richard C. Taylor, Confederate artillerist
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HM NumberHMLZF
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Year Placed2010
Placed ByRichmond National Battlefield Park
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Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 6:08pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 290084 N 4144862
Decimal Degrees37.42680000, -77.37238333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 25.608', W 77° 22.343'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 25' 36.48" N, 77° 22' 20.58" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8367-8761 Battlefield Park Rd, Henrico VA 23231, US
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