Crawford's Sweep

Crawford's Sweep (HM3NU)

Location: Church Rd, VA 23833 Dinwiddie County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 8.619', W 77° 37.4'

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The decisive Union movement at the Battle of Five Forks was, for the Federals, a fortunate mistake. While one Union division struck the Confederate left at the Angle, Brig. Gen. Samuel W Crawford's division passed too far north and missed the Confederate line altogether.

Instead, Crawford's lines swept westward to the Confederate rear, cutting the main Confederate escape route here along Fords Road. Crawford then pushed across the fields in front of you, toward the rear of the Confederate lines at Five Forks (to your left). His attack spelled doom for Pickett's command.
HM NumberHM3NU
Placed ByPetersburg National Battlefield, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
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Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 8:32am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 267003 N 4114030
Decimal Degrees37.14365000, -77.62333333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 8.619', W 77° 37.4'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 8' 37.14" N, 77° 37' 24.00" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8714 Courthouse Rd, Church Rd VA 23833, US
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