The Petersburg Campaign, a War Memorial

The Petersburg Campaign, a War Memorial (HM1WN5)

Location: Prince George, VA 23875 Prince George County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 14.673', W 77° 21.422'

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—Petersburg National Battlefield —

In 1864, the Union Army's plan was to press relentlessly and destroy Lee's Army. On May 4, Grant crossed the Rapidan and started south. Unable to accomplish his objective at the Wilderness, Spotsylvania and Cold Harbor, he nevertheless succeeded in turning the Confederate right and, on June 15, crossed the James. Again failing to break through, he besieged Lee's Army in Petersburg. For 10 months Grant pushed his left flank around Petersburg and finally broke Lee's last supply line near Five Forks, April 1, 1865. Evacuating Petersburg and Richmond, Lee retreated westward. Overtaken at Appomattox he surrendered his outnumbered army, April 9.
HM NumberHM1WN5
Placed ByNational Park Service US Department of Interior
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Date Added Friday, January 27th, 2017 at 5:02pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 290938 N 4124605
Decimal Degrees37.24455000, -77.35703333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 14.673', W 77° 21.422'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 14' 40.38" N, 77° 21' 25.32" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5001 Siege Rd, Prince George VA 23875, US
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