Bermuda Hundred Landing

Bermuda Hundred Landing (HMB6A)

Location: Chester, VA 23836 Chesterfield County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 20.489', W 77° 16.26'

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Butler's Campaign Begins

— Bermuda Hundred Campaign —

Union Gen. Benjamin Butler's 30,000-man Army of the James landed here without opposition on May 5, 1864. Despite his surprise arrival, Butler proved unable to take advantage of the unprepared Confederate defenders below Richmond.

He pushed west toward Port Walthall Junction, then Drewry's Bluff, but a cautious command style combined with concern for a long supply line that led back to this landing paralyzed Butler. He threatened Richmond briefly from the south before retiring to the safety of the Bermuda Hundred peninsula, where his army remained for the last year of the war.
HM NumberHMB6A
Placed ByVirginia Civil War Trails
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Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 10:31pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 298828 N 4135174
Decimal Degrees37.34148333, -77.27100000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 20.489', W 77° 16.26'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 20' 29.34" N, 77° 16' 15.60" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4719 Bermuda Hundred Rd, Chester VA 23836, US
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