24 May 1864A half mile north, a brigade of Union infantry commanded by Brig. Gen. James H. Ledlie struck the center of Lee's army, which blocked Grant's approach to Richmond. Formidable earthworks hastily erected by Brig. Gen. William H. Mahone's division anchored the Confederate battle line at Ox Ford on the North Anna River. Although instructed to use "utmost caution," Ledlie, fortified with alcohol, ordered a charge. His men were bloodily repulsed and suffered more than 200 casualities, while Mahone lost about 50. On 27 May, Grant withdrew toward Totopotomoy Creek.
|Marker Number||EA 4|
|Placed By||Department of Historic Resources|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 12:03pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 279671 N 4195335|
|Decimal Degrees||37.87888333, -77.50520000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 52.733', W 77° 30.312'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 52' 43.98" N, 77° 30' 18.72" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 11572 State Rte 684, Doswell VA 23047, US|
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