The Cavalry Charge

The Cavalry Charge (HMAPF)

Location: Mechanicsville, VA 23111 Hanover County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 34.29', W 77° 17.694'

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"In as short while we felt the ground begin to tremble like an earthquake and heard a noise like the rumbling of distant thunder. It was a regiment of United States cavalry charging us?.When they were within about forty yards of us, we poured a volley into them and prepared to receive them on our bayonets; but our one volley had done dreadful execution."
Pvt. William R. Hamby
4th Texas Infantry

"On came that splendid body of regular cavalry at breakneck speed, while our boys calmly waited until they were within about seventy five yards, and then there shot out from that ragged line a continuous sheet of flame, emptying many a saddle and hurling back the charging squadron in the wildest confusion."
Pvt. C. F. James
8th Virginia Infantry
Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 5:17pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 297333 N 4160749
Decimal Degrees37.57150000, -77.29490000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 34.29', W 77° 17.694'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 34' 17.40" N, 77° 17' 41.64" 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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