Forge Bridge

Forge Bridge (HMAZM)

Location: Providence Forge, VA 23140 New Kent County
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N 37° 26.543', W 77° 2.751'

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The site of Forge Bridge over the Chickahominy River is located about a mile south of here. On 14 June 1862, Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart and his cavalry brigade crossed there on their famous ride around Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan's Army of the Potomac. Because the bridge had been burned in May, Stuart's men first built a makeshift bridge of barn timbers to replace it. On 13-14 June 1864, the VI and IX Corps of Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's Army of the Potomac crossed the river there en route to Petersburg after the Battle of Cold Harbor.
Marker NumberW 19
Year Placed1998
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 8:21am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 319018 N 4145914
Decimal Degrees37.44238333, -77.04585000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 26.543', W 77° 2.751'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 26' 32.58" N, 77° 2' 45.06" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8927 Pocahontas Trail, Providence Forge VA 23140, US
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