Confederate Reconnaissance Mission

Confederate Reconnaissance Mission (HMB6N)

Location: Chester, VA 23831 Chesterfield County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 20.126', W 77° 24.468'

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On 2 June 1864, Confederate Gen. P. G. T. Beauregard sent Maj. Gen. Bushrod Johnson's troops toward nearby Federal pickets to reconnoiter their strength. The Confederate troops initially captured the northern portion of the Federal picket line, but by the afternoon Union troops had regained a part of their position. The death of Confederate regimental commander Col. O. M. Dantzler and the arrival of Federal reinforcements prevented the Confederates from taking the southern section of the line. Beauregard determined that it would not be prudent to send Brig. Gen. Matt Ransom's brigade to assist Gen. Robert E. Lee, for fear of losing the rail line. Late the next day Beauregard relented at the order of Lee.
HM NumberHMB6N
Marker NumberS 19
Year Placed2002
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 8:48pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 286691 N 4134803
Decimal Degrees37.33543333, -77.40780000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 20.126', W 77° 24.468'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 20' 7.56" N, 77° 24' 28.08" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 13917-13921 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Chester VA 23831, US
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