War Comes to Hanover CourthouseThis community's first real taste of war came in May 1862, when Gen. George B. McC1e11an's Union army moved from the east to threaten Richmond. On May 25, McClellan ordered troops to reconnoiter the Hanover Courthouse area and push back any enemy found there. Meanwhile, Confederates concentrated four miles southwest of here around Peake's Turnout, with orders to protect the Virginia Central Railroad. The opposing forces made contact near the Peakes depot on May 27, a spirited fight ensued, and late in the afternoon the Confederates were pressed back toward Ashland by superior Federal force.
|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Virginia Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 8:58am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 291456 N 4182068|
|Decimal Degrees||37.76218333, -77.36748333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 45.731', W 77° 22.049'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 45' 43.86" N, 77° 22' 2.94" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd, Hanover VA 23069, US|
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