Grant Crosses the Pamunkey
— Lee vs. Grant - The 1864 Campaign —Federal infantry left the camps around Mangohick Church on the morning of May 28, 1864, and pressed southward toward the Pamunkey River. In order to speed up the pace of the march, the army followed parallel routes. The Second and Sixth Corps moved toward Nelson's Crossing, while the Fifth and Ninth Corps marched farther east, in the direction of a downstream crossing at Hanovertown. Engineers from New York constructed pontoon bridges at each crossing to expedite the maneuver. Two pontoon bridges stood here at Ne1son's Crossing, each about 140 feet long.
|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||Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 10:05am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 298502 N 4177431|
|Decimal Degrees||37.72200000, -77.28626667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 43.32', W 77° 17.176'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 43' 19.20" N, 77° 17' 10.56" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 5870 Nelsons Bridge Rd, Hanover VA 23069, US|
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