Union Army's Crossing of the Pamunkey River

Union Army's Crossing of the Pamunkey River (HMA98)

Location: Mechanicsville, VA 23116 Hanover County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 41.839', W 77° 14.752'

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On 26 May 1864, following the engagements along the North Anna River, Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant ordered Maj. Gen. Philip H. Sheridan and two cavalry divisions to move southeastward to secure crossings on the Pamunkey River. The next morning Sheridan's troopers had occupied a position near Hanovertown. Engineers built pontoon bridges there and upriver at Nelson's Ferry, allowing the infantry to cross the river. By the end of 28 May Grant's four corps were south of the Pamunkey River and marching toward Richmond. Over the next several days Union and Confederate forces traded attacks along Totopotomoy Creek before the Second Battle of Cold Harbor began on 31 May.
HM NumberHMA98
Marker NumberO 14
Year Placed2002
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 2:08pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 301998 N 4174606
Decimal Degrees37.69731667, -77.24586667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 41.839', W 77° 14.752'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 41' 50.34" N, 77° 14' 45.12" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4420 State Rte 605, Mechanicsville VA 23116, US
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