First Battle of Deep Bottom

First Battle of Deep Bottom (HMGLH)

Location: Richmond, VA 23231
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 25.065', W 77° 17.685'

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On the night of 26-27 July 1864, a Union battle group led by Maj. Gen. Winfield Scott Hancock crossed the James River on pontoon bridges a mile south. Hancock intended to attack Confederate defenses below Richmond while the primary Federal force in Petersburg launched a new offensive. He also planned to send cavalry northward to raid Richmond's railroad supply lines. On 27 July, men of the II Corps attacked the Confederate position along River Road (Rte. 5) and captured four cannons near here. Indecisiveness coupled with Confederate countermeasures stalled Hancock's operation. His force withdrew across the river on 29 July.
Marker NumberPA 164
Year Placed2006
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 9:17pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 296930 N 4143688
Decimal Degrees37.41775000, -77.29475000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 25.065', W 77° 17.685'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 25' 3.90" N, 77° 17' 41.10" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4230 New Market Rd, Richmond VA 23231, US
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