Keep Your Head Down

Keep Your Head Down (HMB0T)

Location: Mechanicsville, VA 23111 Hanover County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 35.289', W 77° 17.018'

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This shallow, winding depression is all that remains of a "zigzag" constructed by Union troops in June 1864. In trench warfare, soldiers dug ditches, called zigzags or covered-ways, to provide protection from sharpshooters as they moved from one line of entrenchments to another.Soldiers at Cold Harbor crawled through covered-ways carrying heavy loads of rations or ammunition, prompting one infantryman to remark that he felt "like some unholy cross between a pack mule and a snake."
HM NumberHMB0T
Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 6:34pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 298373 N 4162572
Decimal Degrees37.58815000, -77.28363333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 35.289', W 77° 17.018'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 35' 17.34" N, 77° 17' 1.08" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6140-6174 Cold Harbor Rd, Mechanicsville VA 23111, US
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