Twilight Action

Twilight Action (HM9V2)

Location: Henrico, VA 23231 Henrico County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 25.079', W 77° 14.811'

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Stonewall Jackson's wing of the Confederate army joined in the action just before darkness. Some of his infantry advanced on this side of the road, toward Malvern Hill's crest. Broken and disoriented formations of Confederate infantry blocked their progress. In time, bits and pieces of several of Jackson's brigades became engaged in this area, fighting until well after sunset.

That evening several prominent Union generals argued in favor of a counterattack for the next morning. They believed that the disorganization of the Confederate army after its defeat at Malvern Hill would make Richmond vulnerable. But General McClellan ordered a complete withdrawal from Malvern Hill to a new base at Harrison's Landing, on the James River, where the army had a safe line of supply.
HM NumberHM9V2
Placed ByRichmond National Battlefield Park – National Park Service
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Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 8:16am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 301170 N 4143611
Decimal Degrees37.41798333, -77.24685000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 25.079', W 77° 14.811'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 25' 4.74" N, 77° 14' 48.66" 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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