John Gordon Proposes a Flank Attack

John Gordon Proposes a Flank Attack (HM4JJ)

Location: Locust Grove, VA 22508 Orange County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 19.464', W 77° 45.925'

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On the morning of May 6, Confederate General John B. Gordon occupied the far Confederate left, in this vicinity, with his brigade of Georgians. Gordon reconnoitered to his left and front and discovered the Union right flank to be vulnerable to an attack. This might be the opportunity to break the stalemate north of the Turnpike!

Gordon's superiors, Ewell and General Jubal A. Early, hesitated to authorize an advance until they knew without a doubt that such a bold maneuver would not unduly threaten the security of the Confederate line. Late in the afternoon, Gordon at last received permission to go forward. The final drama of the Battle of the Wilderness was about to begin.
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Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 6:44am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 258255 N 4245428
Decimal Degrees38.32440000, -77.76541667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 19.464', W 77° 45.925'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 19' 27.84" N, 77° 45' 55.50" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1200-1256 Church Ln, Locust Grove VA 22508, US
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