Bayonets Are For Digging

Bayonets Are For Digging (HMB13)

Location: Mechanicsville, VA 23111 Hanover County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 35.271', W 77° 17.289'

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This covered-way, constructed after June 3, connected the main Confederate line behind you to the low ground in front. A South Carolinian stationed near here recalled:

To guard against the shells that were continually dropping in our midst or outside of our works, the soldiers began burrowing like rabbits in rear of our earthworks and building covered-ways from their breastwork to the ground below. In a few days men could go the length of a regiment without being exposed in the least, crawling along the tunnels all dug with bayonets, knives, and a few worn-out shovels.
HM NumberHMB13
Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 7:52am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 297973 N 4162549
Decimal Degrees37.58785000, -77.28815000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 35.271', W 77° 17.289'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 35' 16.26" N, 77° 17' 17.34" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6188 Anderson Wright Dr, Mechanicsville VA 23111, US
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