Scars of Conflict

Scars of Conflict (HMAKC)

Location: Mechanicsville, VA 23111 Hanover County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 35.1', W 77° 16.625'

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Twelve days of combat transformed this once pastoral landscape. With every shift of a line of battle, the soldiers dug new works. Reserve troops dug too, well behind the front lines. By battle's end, earthworks gouged the landscape in every direction, many times without apparent order.

The earthworks in front of you are typical of the hundreds of pits that remain on the Cold Harbor battlefield. We do not know who built them, or even why; perhaps they sheltered the cannoneers of the battery above you. One thing is certain: these mounds symbolize the arrival of a new, futuristic style of warfare. The days of open-field combat were over.
Placed ByHanover County Parks and Recreation, National Park Service
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Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 1:28pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 298943 N 4162209
Decimal Degrees37.58500000, -77.27708333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 35.1', W 77° 16.625'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 35' 6.00" N, 77° 16' 37.50" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5763 Cold Harbor Rd, Mechanicsville VA 23111, US
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