Darbytown Road / Pioneer Baptist Church

Darbytown Road / Pioneer Baptist Church (HMAMT)

Location: Henrico, VA 23231 Henrico County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 28.317', W 77° 20.04'

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The Battle of Darbytown Road, 7 Oct. 1864, was the last large Confederate offensive north of the James River. Gen. Robert E. Lee personally supervised the operation. Attacking from the west astride the Darbytown Road, Lee's infantry shattered the right flank of the Union army under Brig. Gen. August V. Kautz. Fleeing Union artillery batteries encountered the swampy headwaters of Four Mile Creek in the woods near Pioneer Baptist Church. The Confederates captured eight cannon there. Lee's attack stalled to the south, near the River Road. Pioneer Church, organized in 1843, saw its building burned later in or shortly after the war.
Marker NumberW 101
Year Placed2007
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 1:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 293605 N 4149787
Decimal Degrees37.47195000, -77.33400000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 28.317', W 77° 20.04'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 28' 19.02" N, 77° 20' 2.40" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3100-3110 Darbytown Rd, Henrico VA 23231, US
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