Stand Guard And Stay Awake

Stand Guard And Stay Awake (HMB0X)

Location: Mechanicsville, VA 23111 Hanover County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 35.337', W 77° 17.07'

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This well preserved rifle pit is one of many that extended across this hilltop and along the entire front. It marks the most advanced Federal position in this sector, only 50 yards from similar Confederate pits on the opposite crest.

Soldiers posted in these depressions gave early warning of any unusual enemy movements. Because they were so close to the enemy, many of these positions could be occupied only at night.
HM NumberHMB0X
Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 1:11pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 298298 N 4162663
Decimal Degrees37.58895000, -77.28450000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 35.337', W 77° 17.07'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 35' 20.22" N, 77° 17' 4.20" 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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