Hood's Attack

Hood's Attack (HMAP9)

Location: Mechanicsville, VA 23111 Hanover County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 34.453', W 77° 17.596'

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Fitz John Porter's troop had repulsed Confederate attacks throughout the afternoon. With daylight waning, Lee turned to John Bell Hood to spearhead the final assault. Personally leading the 4th Texas and the 18th Georgia, General Hood instructed his men not to fire until they crossed the creek.

They "madly plunged" into Boatswain's Creek and shattered Porter's lines. Charging up the steep bank, one Texan remembered slaughtering "the retreating devils as they scampered up the hill." Hood's assault broke the Federal line here; other Confederates elsewhere along the creek carried the hill simultaneously.
HM NumberHMAP9
Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 5:19pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 297484 N 4161047
Decimal Degrees37.57421667, -77.29326667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 34.453', W 77° 17.596'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 34' 27.18" N, 77° 17' 35.76" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7603-7605 State Rte 718, Mechanicsville VA 23111, US
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