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Keep Digging (HMB0U)

Location: Mechanicsville, VA 23111 Hanover County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 35.307', W 77° 17.018'

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These trenches represent a dramatic change in battlefield tactics. When the two armies met on this ground in 1862, soldiers fought shoulder to shoulder; victory was often dependent upon the success or failure of a dramatic charge.

By 1864 field fortifications played an increasingly significant role in determining the outcome of a battle. Despite the obvious advantage held by an entrenched army, commanders continued to order frontal assaults against these nearly impregnable positions, resulting in enormous casualties.
HM NumberHMB0U
Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 7:44am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 298374 N 4162606
Decimal Degrees37.58845000, -77.28363333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 35.307', W 77° 17.018'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 35' 18.42" 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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