Misery In The Trenches

Misery In The Trenches (HMAKH)

Location: Mechanicsville, VA 23111 Hanover County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 35.061', W 77° 16.744'

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The earthworks before you were home to Union soldiers for nearly two weeks during the fighting at Cold Harbor. One Federal officer described the suffering that these troops endured living and working in the trenches:

"The work of intrenching could only be done at night. The fire of sharp-shooters was incessant, and no man upon all that line could stand erect and live an instant. This condition of things continued for twelve days and nights: Sharp-shooters' fire from both sides went on all day; all night the zig-zags and parallels nearer to the enemy's works were being constructed. In none of its marches by day or night did that army suffer more than during those twelve days."
Placed ByHanover County Parks and Recreation, National Park Service
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Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 3:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 298766 N 4162141
Decimal Degrees37.58435000, -77.27906667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 35.061', W 77° 16.744'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 35' 3.66" N, 77° 16' 44.64" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6426 Boatswain Ln, Mechanicsville VA 23111, US
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