Attack at Ox Ford

Attack at Ox Ford (HMDVP)

Location: Doswell, VA 23047 Hanover County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 52.733', W 77° 30.312'

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24 May 1864

A 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 NumberEA 4
Year Placed2011
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 12:03pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 279671 N 4195335
Decimal Degrees37.87888333, -77.50520000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 52.733', W 77° 30.312'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 52' 43.98" N, 77° 30' 18.72" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 11572 State Rte 684, Doswell VA 23047, US
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