Jackson's March to Mechanicsville

Jackson's March to Mechanicsville (HMAJK)

Location: Ashland, VA 23005 Hanover County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 45.057', W 77° 28.288'

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In mid-June 1862, having defeated three Union armies in the Shenandoah Valley, Maj. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson and his Valley Army joined Gen. Robert E. Lee to defend Richmond. Jackson and his men marched by here on 26 June to strike the flank of Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan's army near Mechanicsville. Because of Jackson's exhaustion and unfamiliarity with the roads, however, they arrived too late to fight. On 27 June, Jackson and the rest of the Army of Northern Virginia assaulted the Union right flank at Gaines's Mill, Lee's clearest victory in the Seven Days' Campaign.
Marker NumberE 14
Year Placed1997
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 10:06am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 282262 N 4181059
Decimal Degrees37.75095000, -77.47146667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 45.057', W 77° 28.288'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 45' 3.42" N, 77° 28' 17.28" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 436-468 S Washington Hwy, Ashland VA 23005, US
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