May 24, 1864 2:00pm - 4:00pmGrant misinterpreted Lee's withdrawal on May 23 and 24 as Confederate weakness and ordered the Army of the Potomac to brush aside any scattered Rebel resistance and advance to Richmond. Major General Ambrose E. Burnside received orders to move his Ninth Corps across the North Anna at Ox Ford and connect the two wings of the army as they advanced. Burnside quickly found the ford so strongly held that a crossing was impossible. Shortly after noon, attempting to flank the Southern defenders, he dispatched Ledlie's brigade upstream to take the ford from the south bank.
|Marker Number||Stop 3|
|Placed By||Blue & Gray Education Association, Hanover County Parks and Recreation Department|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 4:50am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 280281 N 4196020|
|Decimal Degrees||37.88520000, -77.49848333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 53.112', W 77° 29.909'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 53' 6.72" N, 77° 29' 54.54" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 11530 Verdon Rd, Doswell VA 23047, US|
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