Doswell in Hanover County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Like the Coming of a Cyclone
May 24, 6:00-6:30 pm
—Blue Trail —
“We were ordered forward, in some places a difﬁcult thing to do, as the face of the ravine was almost perpendicular, but by dint of perseverance, we were ﬁnally mustered, tired and out at breath, upon the plateau above…a noise like the coming of a cyclone or at herd of steers reached our ears... Tinsley and myself each had a good tree for protection, and with guns ready, determined to hold our ground.
The noise coming nearer but evidently passing across our front, we distinguished the left ﬁles of three columns passing across our front. Discharging our guns into the ﬂanks of their ﬁrst line, loading and ﬁring as fast as we could…the fire was returned with interest, the bark ﬂying as the bullets struck the trees.”
E. A. Shiver, 2nd Georgia Battalion
(left) A Federal attack during the Overland Campaign, May 1864.
(right) Two of the soldiers of the 56th Massachusetts who were Wounded in Action at Ox Ford on May 24, 1864: Sergeants
Erected 2014 by Blue & Gray Education Society, Hanover County Parks and Recreation Department. (Marker Number Stop 2.)
Location. 37° 53.217′ N, 77° 29.723′ W. Marker is in Doswell, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker can be reached from Verdon Road (Virginia Route 684) 0.2 miles west of New Market Mill Road (Virginia Route 685), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11576 Verdon Road, Doswell VA 23047, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Men from Massachusetts (within shouting distance of this marker); "Come on to Richmond" (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); "Save yourselves if you can" (about 400 feet away); The Heart of Dixie (about 400 feet away); The Inverted V (about 600 feet away); Run for Safety (about 600 feet away); One Brigade Alone (approx. 0.2 miles away); Artillery Duel (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Doswell.
Also see . . . North Anna Battlefield Park. Hanover County Parks & Recreation (Submitted on July 3, 2014.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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