Final Meeting, Fateful March

Final Meeting, Fateful March (HM1RN)

Location: Spotsylvania, VA 22553 Spotsylvania County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 17.698', W 77° 37.53'

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To reach the Union army's right flank, Jackson would have to march his corps twelve miles over narrow, unpaved roads. The general hoped to have his men moving by dawn on May 2, but he got an unusually late start. It was past 7 a.m. before his troops left their camps on the Orange Plank Road and passed this point on the first leg of their journey.

Jackson rode near the head of the marching column. His face appeared flushed, and his eyes flashed in anticipation of the coming conflict. When he reached the intersection, he dismounted and spoke with Generals Lee, A.P. Hill, and J.E.B. Stuart. The informal council lasted but a few minutes. Jackson then pointed toward the head of his moving column and galloped off. It was the last time that he and Lee would ever meet.
HM NumberHM1RN
Placed ByFredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, National Park Service
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Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 10:11am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 270395 N 4241804
Decimal Degrees38.29496667, -77.62550000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 17.698', W 77° 37.53'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 17' 41.88" N, 77° 37' 31.80" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8401-8413 Military Park Rd, Spotsylvania VA 22553, US
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