The Union Cavalry Attacks

The Union Cavalry Attacks (HM3NS)

Location: Dinwiddie, VA 23841 Dinwiddie County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 8.078', W 77° 36.979'

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"I was exceedingly anxious to attack at once, for the sun was getting low, and we had to fight or go back."
- Maj. Gen. Philip Sheridan

On March 31, 1865, Union cavalry under Maj. Gen. Philip Sheridan retreated down this road to Dinwiddie Court House, driven by Pickett's Confederates. On April 1, the Federal cavalrymen returned - with a vengeance.

Late that afternoon Sheridan deployed his two divisions in a two-mile line on both sides of this road. A half mile in front stood Pickett's men, entrenched around Five Forks. As Warren's Union infantry swept down on Pickett's lines from the east and, eventually, the north, Sheridan's dismounted troopers charged the Confederate works from the south. Outmaneuvered and outnumbered, the Confederates gave way.
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Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 11:48am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 267599 N 4113012
Decimal Degrees37.13463333, -77.61631667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 8.078', W 77° 36.979'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 8' 4.68" N, 77° 36' 58.74" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10791-10857 State Rte 627, Dinwiddie VA 23841, US
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