The Confederate High Water Mark

The Confederate High Water Mark (HMJMD)

Location: Henrico, VA 23231 Henrico County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 25.048', W 77° 15.146'

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You have reached the farthest point to which any organized Confederate infantry advanced on July 1. Two simple wooden structures stood within this cleared area. They are thought to have housed the slaves working the Crew farm.

During the twilight fighting, part of the brigade of General Paul J. Semmes reached the slave cabins and used the structures for cover. A handful of men, mostly Louisianians, pushed a few feet farther through the smoke toward the Union guns, where they met General Thomas Meagher's famous "Irish Brigade." The Federal infantry won this collision and ended the threat to their cannon.
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Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 9:08pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 300674 N 4143566
Decimal Degrees37.41746667, -77.25243333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 25.048', W 77° 15.146'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 25' 2.88" N, 77° 15' 8.76" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 402 Malvern Hill Battlefield Trail, Henrico VA 23231, US
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