Surrender of Richmond

Surrender of Richmond (HMAMQ)

Location: Henrico, VA 23231 Henrico County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 29.483', W 77° 24.251'

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At daybreak on 3 April 1865, Federal troops formed to march into Richmond. A cavalry detachment under Majors Atherton H. Stevens, Jr. and Eugene E. Graves moved up the Osborne Turnpike to its junction with New Market Road. Here they met Richmond mayor Joseph Mayo, who handed Stevens a note of surrender for the city. Stevens accepted the note and had it forwarded to Maj. Gen. Godfrey Weitzel. At 8:15 A.M. at Richmond's city hall, Weitzel formally accepted the terms of surrender. The Union forces assisted in extinguishing the fires, started at around dawn by Confederate soldiers; by midafternoon order had begun to be restored to the city.
Marker NumberV 40
Year Placed2002
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 3:16pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 287453 N 4152100
Decimal Degrees37.49138333, -77.40418333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 29.483', W 77° 24.251'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 29' 28.98" N, 77° 24' 15.06" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6406-6418 Osborne Turnpike, Henrico VA 23231, US
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