21-26 May 1864Approaching Richmond from the north after the Wilderness Campaign, Lt. General U.S. Grant sought to cross the North Anna River and capture the critical rail center at Hanover Junction (Doswell). General R. E. Lee ordered the construction of a complex web of earthworks here to defend the river crossing and junction. The Union army probed the defenses and captured some of them but soon abandoned the effort and moved east toward Cold Harbor.
|Series||This marker is part of the Battlefield Trails - Civil War series|
|Marker Number||EA 1|
|Placed By||Department of Historic Resources|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 1:18am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 283209 N 4195331|
|Decimal Degrees||37.87970000, -77.46500000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 52.782', W 77° 27.9'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 52' 46.92" N, 77° 27' 54.00" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 17223-17241 Washington Hwy, Doswell VA 23047, US|
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