Federal War Plans for 1864

Federal War Plans for 1864 (HM1EKS)

Location: Colonial Heights, VA 23834
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 19.444', W 77° 21.374'

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The Bermuda Hundred Campaign

In March of 1864 Ulysses S. Grant was placed in command of all Federal forces. Grant's plan to end the war envisioned a multi-front invasion across the entire Confederacy to negate the South's ability to shift forces from one front to another.

In the west, Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman would move toward Atlanta while Maj. Gen. Nathaniel P. Banks would operate against Mobile, Alabama from his base at NewOrleans.

In Virginia Maj. Gen. Franz Sigel would advance up the Shenandoah Valley from Winchester to Staunton. Maj. Gen. George Meade would send 121,000 troops of the Army of the Potomac across the Rapidan River against Gen. Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia. Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler would land the Army of the James at Bermuda Hundred and make a direct threat on Petersburg or Richmond.

These operations began on May 5, 1864. Over the next month and a half, Grant and Lee would engage in some of the bloodiest fighting of the war, leaving thousands of dead and wounded scattered across the Virginia countryside.

Ulysses S. Grant, Commander of all Federal forces. Library of Congress
Robert E. Lee, commander of the Amy of Northern Virginia Library of Congress
Federal War Plan in the West Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia
Federal War Plan in the East Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia
This sign was sponsored by Drs. Pat and Michael Stevens, Fredericksburg, VA
Year Placed2014
Placed ByChesterfield County and the Blue & Gray Education Society
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Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 11:24pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 291228 N 4133426
Decimal Degrees37.32406667, -77.35623333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 19.444', W 77° 21.374'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 19' 26.64" N, 77° 21' 22.44" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201-247 State Rte 746, Colonial Heights VA 23834, US
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