A Place of Refuge

A Place of Refuge (HM1CSZ)

Location: Henrico, VA 23231 Henrico County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 24.751', W 77° 15.156'

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The Crew house and its outbuildings soon became one of the battlefield's most recognizable features. Little is known of the family that lived here during the war other than that they did not remain inside the home during the battle. However, Union soldiers, especially the wounded, sought out its protection. A nearby well proved especially popular, providing cool water to soothe those suffering from thirst. Sadly, many brought here did not survive.

"We proceeded to the small enclosed garden facing James River, which was in front of the house, and we found our progress to the steps of the front porch obstructed by the Federal dead. The wounded had all been moved, but there were a dozen bodies lying in the small enclosure, and in order to open our way it was necessary to remove three dead men before we could reach the porch." — Joseph C. Brent, Confederate staff officer
Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 8:57pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 300646 N 4143017
Decimal Degrees37.41251667, -77.25260000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 24.751', W 77° 15.156'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 24' 45.06" N, 77° 15' 9.36" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 733 Malvern Hill Battlefield Trail, Henrico VA 23231, US
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