Redwater Creek Engagement

Redwater Creek Engagement (HMB6O)

Location: Chester, VA 23831 Chesterfield County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 17.772', W 77° 24.595'

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While Union Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler's Army of the James entrenched at Bermuda Hundred on 11 May 1864, Confederate Maj. Gen. Robert F. Hoke led parts of two divisions north from Petersburg to unite with Maj. Gen. Robert Ransom's division near Drewry's Bluff and Proctor's Creek. Once there, Hoke formed the Confederate left wing with Ransom on the right facing south. At dawn on 12 May, Union Maj. Gen. William F. Smith led his corps through the Federal line to present-day U.S. Rte. 1, then north toward Richmond. After a mile, here at Redwater Creek, a Confederate skirmish line stopped Smith and then fell back to Proctor's Creek.
HM NumberHMB6O
Marker NumberS 36
Year Placed2001
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 10:26am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 286392 N 4130454
Decimal Degrees37.29620000, -77.40991667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 17.772', W 77° 24.595'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 17' 46.32" N, 77° 24' 35.70" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 16523-16545 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Chester VA 23831, US
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