May 25 - 26, 1864You are standing before the trench line of the 10th Georgia Battalion, which held the right flank of Wright's brigade. The Florida brigade and Lane's artillery battalion held the position across the ravine to your right. On May 25 and 26 cannon and sharpshooter fire was almost constant across the river. During this period the Union artillery, firing at the rate of about three rounds per minute, hurled at least 3,000 rounds into these ridges and ravines. On May 26 Union gunners opened fire with three coehorn mortars, but failed to silence the Confederate artillery. The strength of trenches such as these limited casualties to a few unlucky soldiers on each side.
|Marker Number||Stop 10|
|Placed By||Blue & Gray Education Association, Hanover County Parks and Recreation Department|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 4:21am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 280833 N 4196061|
|Decimal Degrees||37.88570000, -77.49221667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 53.142', W 77° 29.533'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 53' 8.52" N, 77° 29' 31.98" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 11530 Verdon Rd, Doswell VA 23047, US|
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