The Fort Under Attack

The Fort Under Attack (HMAE0)

Location: Richmond, VA 23227
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 36.659', W 77° 27.519'

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The Confederate fortifications at Brook Hill were occupied forceably three times by Union cavalry during the Civil War. The initial raid during the night of May 4, 1863 by General Stoneman's troops was of relatively little consequence. On March 1, 1864 General Judson Kilpatrick with 3,500 cavalrymen seized this fort and shelled the inner defense line from here in preparation for an assault upon Richmond that failed. Finally, on May 11, 1864, 12,000 Federals commanded by General Philip Sheridan, after overpowering General J.E.B. Stuart at the Battle of Yellow Tavern two miles to the north, advanced upon these works. Confederates fiercely contested every inch of ground before being overwhelmed. Sheridan, fearing entrapment, retired to the east the next day.
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Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 9:18am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 282984 N 4165496
Decimal Degrees37.61098333, -77.45865000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 36.659', W 77° 27.519'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 36' 39.54" N, 77° 27' 31.14" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5890 Brook Rd, Richmond VA 23227, US
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