Long Bridge

Long Bridge (HMAYV)

Location: Providence Forge, VA 23140 New Kent County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 28.591', W 77° 8.103'

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Crossing the Chickahominy

— Lee vs. Grant - The 1864 Campaign —

In a well-coordinated movement, Grant's army crept away from the grim experience at Cold Harbor and marched rapidly for the Chickahominy River crossings.

A Union soldier writing home from Long Bridge on June 13, 1864, was not impressed: "I think I never saw a more horrible looking stream than thislow, sluggish, black, villainously treacherous looking." In all, he concluded, Long Bridge offered "one of the most gloomy and unpleasant scenes we have yet met with."

Half of the army crossed one-half mile south of here on June 13. The other two corps used Jones's Bridge downstream. Once across the Chickahominy, only the James stood between the Union army and the Confederate defenses at Petersburg.
Placed ByVirginia Civil War Trails
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Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 3:32am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 311212 N 4149876
Decimal Degrees37.47651667, -77.13505000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 28.591', W 77° 8.103'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 28' 35.46" N, 77° 8' 6.18" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5437 Roxbury Rd, Providence Forge VA 23140, US
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