Gordon's Attack Falters

Gordon's Attack Falters (HM4JN)

Location: Locust Grove, VA 22508 Orange County
Buy Virginia State flags at Flagstore.com!
Country: United States of America
Buy United States of America flags at Flagstore.com!

N 38° 19.513', W 77° 45.758'

  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
Union reinforcements rushed to the sound of fighting as twilight turned to darkness in these gloomy woods. The Confederates lost direction and momentum in the smoky gloaming, and eventually the firing died away. Gordon's attack had achieved only a local, if spectacular, success.

What might have happened if the assault had begun earlier in the day? Gordon believed that "it would have resulted in a decided disaster to the whole right wing of General Grant's army, if not in its entire organization." Jubal Early wrote that "It was fortunate...that darkness came to close the affair, as the enemy, if he had been able to discover the disorder on our side, might have brought up fresh troops and availed himself of our condition." Gordon's men built and occupied these trenches on the night of May 6.
HM NumberHM4JN
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 1:17pm PDT -07:00
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 258501 N 4245511
Decimal Degrees38.32521667, -77.76263333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 19.513', W 77° 45.758'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 19' 30.78" N, 77° 45' 45.48" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 102-110 Tally-Ho Ln, Locust Grove VA 22508, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. What year was the marker erected?
  9. Who or what organization placed the marker?
  10. This marker needs at least one picture.
  11. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  12. Is the marker in the median?