Guarding the James

Guarding the James (HMLY7)

Location: Richmond, VA 23231
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 23.476', W 77° 21.693'

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After tremendous labor in a short period of time, the fort was ready for defense. By mid-October 1864, Company C, 1st Connecticut Heavy Artillery brought several large cannon into the fort and mounted them along the walls facing the James River. The fort soon bristled with more than 10 large-caliber cannon and mortars. Their mission: stop Confederate ironclads and gunboats from moving downriver toward the Union headquarters and supply depot at City Point.
HM NumberHMLY7
Year Placed2010
Placed ByRichmond National Battlefield Park
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Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 12:21pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 290944 N 4140895
Decimal Degrees37.39126667, -77.36155000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 23.476', W 77° 21.693'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 23' 28.56" N, 77° 21' 41.58" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9542 Hoke Brady Rd, Richmond VA 23231, US
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