Union Firepower

Union Firepower (HM9V1)

Location: Henrico, VA 23231 Henrico County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 24.803', W 77° 15.023'

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Steep terrain on both flanks of the Union line funneled the Confederate attackers into the face of 29 Union cannon lining this ridge. Six 12-pounder Napoleon guns of Company A, 5th U.S. Artillery, fired from near this spot.

During the afternoon of July 1, this battery fired 1,392 rounds of shell and canister. Most devastating was the canister - - shotgun-like blasts of iron balls fired at short range. The Confederate infantry lines melted away under the barrage. No Southerners reached the guns.
HM NumberHM9V1
Placed ByRichmond National Battlefield Park – National Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 6:26am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 300845 N 4143108
Decimal Degrees37.41338333, -77.25038333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 24.803', W 77° 15.023'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 24' 48.18" N, 77° 15' 1.38" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9100 Malvern Hill Battlefield Trail, Henrico VA 23231, US
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