We Must Hold This Line

We Must Hold This Line (HM9WK)

Location: Mechanicsville, VA 23111 Hanover County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 35.103', W 77° 17.22'

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After two days of bitter combat, Confederate infantry built their final line of defense across this spot. Remnants of that line are visible emerging from the woods to your left. Richmond stood only nine miles to the southwest and General Lee knew that he must hold here. A Federal victory could mean the destruction of his army and the fall of the Confederate capital.

Once completed, the opposing battle lines at Cold Harbor stretching nearly seven miles. You are standing at the center of the Confederate position.
HM NumberHM9WK
Placed ByRichmond National Battlefield Park - National Park Service
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Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 5:55pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 298067 N 4162235
Decimal Degrees37.58505000, -77.28700000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 35.103', W 77° 17.22'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 35' 6.18" N, 77° 17' 13.20" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 409-413 Anderson Wright Dr, Mechanicsville VA 23111, US
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