A Deadly Delay

A Deadly Delay (HMB0Y)

Location: Mechanicsville, VA 23111 Hanover County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 35.325', W 77° 17.103'

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The Union assaults of June 3 failed on nearly all fronts. For the next three days, while Federal wounded lay untended between the lines, Generals U. S. Grant and R. E. Lee struggled over the details of a truce. On June 7, more than 100 hours after the attack, the generals agreed to a two-hour truce. Along one part of the line work parties found 244 Union dead and only three survivors.

One New Jersey soldier recalled that during the truce the former enemies were

talking to each other and exchanging newspapers?the works were lined with unarmed men, all gazing upon the solemn scene. The 2 hours soon passed, the signal was given, the men rushed back to their arms, and the rattle of musketry was again commenced along the line.
HM NumberHMB0Y
Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 4:24am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 298249 N 4162642
Decimal Degrees37.58875000, -77.28505000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 35.325', W 77° 17.103'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 35' 19.50" N, 77° 17' 6.18" 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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