We Have Broken Through

We Have Broken Through (HMB0W)

Location: Mechanicsville, VA 23111 Hanover County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 35.331', W 77° 17.017'

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This ravine played a critical role in the early stages fighting at Cold Harbor. On the afternoon of June 1, 1864, Thomas L. Clingman's North Carolinians and William T. Wofford's Georgians, attempting to hold this position, failed to occupy the low swampy ground in the ravine.

Union soldiers of the Sixth Corps took advantage of this weakness by attacking along the drainage and piercing the Confederate defenses. Southern reserves quickly rushed forward and drove back the attackers, sealing the break in the line. A new line was then built a short distance to the west.
HM NumberHMB0W
Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 11:28pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 298376 N 4162650
Decimal Degrees37.58885000, -77.28361667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 35.331', W 77° 17.017'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 35' 19.86" N, 77° 17' 1.02" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6140-6174 Anderson Wright Dr, Mechanicsville VA 23111, US
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