Battle Of Bethesda Church

Battle Of Bethesda Church (HMA75)

Location: Mechanicsville, VA 23111 Hanover County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 37.708', W 77° 17.694'

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Here stood Bethesda Church, founded about 1830 and used by Baptists and Disciples of Christ until it burned in 1868. In May 1864, during the Civil War, Maj. Gen. Gouverneur K. Warren's V Corps formed the left flank of Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's Union line here, facing Gen. Robert E. Lee's army. On 30 May, Lt. Gen. Jubal A. Early's attack on Warren's position failed. Early attacked again on 2 June, but was beaten back by Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside's IX Corps. The next day Grant assaulted the center of Lee's line at Cold Harbor and was defeated with enormous losses.
HM NumberHMA75
Marker NumberO 12
Year Placed1997
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 10:39am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 297487 N 4167070
Decimal Degrees37.62846667, -77.29490000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 37.708', W 77° 17.694'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 37' 42.48" N, 77° 17' 41.64" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5449 Mechanicsville Turnpike, Mechanicsville VA 23111, US
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