May 10, 1864On May 5, 1864, Gen. Benjamin F. Butler's Union Army of the James landed at Bermuda Hundred to sever direct communication between Richmond and Petersburg. Five days later, desperate to keep the connection open, 2,000 Confederates under Gen. Robert Ransom advanced south from Drewry's Bluff along the Richmond-Petersburg Turnpike (present-day U.S. Rte. 1). Three Federal infantry regiments and artillery formed a defensive line here that extended from the Winfree House east to the turnpike.
|Placed By||Virginia Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 9:02am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 285546 N 4137160|
|Decimal Degrees||37.35640000, -77.42140000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 21.384', W 77° 25.284'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 21' 23.04" N, 77° 25' 17.04" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 3075-3085 W Hundred Rd, Chester VA 23831, US|
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