Confederate Futility

Confederate Futility (HMJM5)

Location: Henrico, VA 23231 Henrico County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 25.164', W 77° 15.164'

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Union Cannon Devastate the Confederates

— Malvern Hill Battlefield - Richmond National Battlefield Park —

Confederate attacks reached their final fury just before sunset. "The men would rush forward as they were urged," recalled a North Carolinian, "and then it seemed as though the whole line would sway back as a field of corn would before a wind." When especially bold units neared the line of Union cannon, Federal infantry rushed out in front of the artillery to repel the threat. No Confederates reached the guns.

Pinched into a narrow attack front by steep cliffs on either side, Southern soldiers felt the full devastating blast of that Federal artillery. To a numbed eyewitness, "it seemed as though everything was at war with everything else, and death and destruction was the game of the whole."
HM NumberHMJM5
Placed ByAssociation for the Preservation of Civil War Sites, Inc
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 9:24pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 300653 N 4143781
Decimal Degrees37.41940000, -77.25273333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 25.164', W 77° 15.164'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 25' 9.84" N, 77° 15' 9.84" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2221-2299 Malvern Hill Battlefield Trail, Henrico VA 23231, US
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