A Lethal Occupation

A Lethal Occupation (HMB0Z)

Location: Mechanicsville, VA 23111 Hanover County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 35.319', W 77° 17.205'

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From this advanced Confederate line, constructed after the grand Union assault of June 3, Lee's sharpshooters searched for targets. They were near enough to the Federal line that enemy voices could be heard.

Between June 3 and June 12 constant skirmishing, artillery firing, and the deadly business of the Union and Confederate sharpshooters characterized the Cold Harbor fighting. Up and down the lines soldiers feared the work of these marksmen with their long range rifles. One Virginia artilleryman considered the sharpshooter "little better than a human tiger lying in wait for blood."
HM NumberHMB0Z
Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 11:36am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 298099 N 4162634
Decimal Degrees37.58865000, -77.28675000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 35.319', W 77° 17.205'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 35' 19.14" N, 77° 17' 12.30" 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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