Prelude to Petersburg
— Lee Vs. Grant - The 1864 Campaign —Ordered to take Petersburg, Gen. William F. "Baldy" Smith directed Gen. Edward W. Hinks' division of African American soldiers to move from City Point toward the Cockade City. Hinks encountered unexpected Confederate resistance at Baylor's Farm in the early morning hours of June 15, 1864. Southern cavalrymen under Gen. James Dearing, supported by the Petersburg Artillery, had fortified an already strong position by constructing earthworks across City Point Road. Smith then commanded Hinks to attack this Confederate position.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Virginia Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 1:15pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 294438 N 4127318|
|Decimal Degrees||37.26976667, -77.31835000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 16.186', W 77° 19.101'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 16' 11.16" N, 77° 19' 6.06" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 4098 Oaklawn Blvd, Hopewell VA 23860, US|
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