Confederate Breakthrough

Confederate Breakthrough (HM896)

Location: Spotsylvania, VA 22553 Spotsylvania County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 18.688', W 77° 38.671'

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At about 7:00 a.m. on May 3, a dangerous gap in the Union line opened near the Orange Turnpike, 1/4 mile to your right. Federal troops on your right, led by Hiram Berry, retreated about 1/2 mile and established a new position. The blue-clad soldiers on your left under Brig. Gen. Joseph Revere, grandson of the Massachusetts patriot, did not withdraw in time. Three Confederate brigades swept across the ground in front of you and smashed into Revere's exposed flank. Separated from the rest of the division and short of ammunition, Revere made the controversial decision to march his men off the field.
HM NumberHM896
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Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 6:53am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 268784 N 4243683
Decimal Degrees38.31146667, -77.64451667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 18.688', W 77° 38.671'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 18' 41.28" N, 77° 38' 40.26" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9001 Plank Rd, Spotsylvania VA 22553, US
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