Digging In

Digging In (HMAKG)

Location: Mechanicsville, VA 23111 Hanover County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 35.079', W 77° 16.75'

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By the time the armies reached Cold Harbor soldiers on both sides were adept at building earthworks. The trenches before you are typical of the works that stretched for nearly seven miles and defined the fighting here at Cold Harbor. Union general John Gibbon wrote, "A few hours were all that was necessary to render any position so strong by breastworks that the opposite party was unable to carry it and it became a recognized fact amongst the men themselves that when the enemy had occupied a position six or eight hours ahead of us, it was useless to attempt to take it."
Placed ByHanover County Parks and Recreation, National Park Service
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Date Added Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 8:08am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 298758 N 4162174
Decimal Degrees37.58465000, -77.27916667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 35.079', W 77° 16.75'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 35' 4.74" N, 77° 16' 45.00" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6432 Boatswain Ln, Mechanicsville VA 23111, US
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