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Near Atlee in Hanover County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Totopotomoy Line

Confederate Works

 
 
Totopotomoy Line Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, July 6, 2003
1. Totopotomoy Line Marker
Inscription.  Fortifications on this hill mark the strong confederate works along Totopotomoy Creek, prepared as a defensive position in General Lee’s withdrawal from the Rapidan to the James. Engagements here May 29-30, 1864, were preliminary to the Second Battle of Cold Harbor.
 
Erected by Battlefield Markers Association. (Marker Number 50.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Freeman Markers (Richmond Battlefields) series list. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1865.
 
Location. 37° 39.452′ N, 77° 21.29′ W. Marker is near Atlee, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker is on Studley Road, 0.7 miles west of Shelton Pointe Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mechanicsville VA 23116, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Digging In Under Fire (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Totopotomoy Line (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lives on the Line (approx. half
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a mile away); Damaged but not Destroyed (approx. half a mile away); Totopotomoi (approx. half a mile away); Rural Plains (approx. half a mile away); Totopotomoy Creek (approx. half a mile away); Attacking the High Ground (approx. 0.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  The Battle of Totopotomoy Creek, May 29-31, 1864. Richmond National Battlefield Park (Submitted on November 29, 2014.) 
 
Additional keywords. Freeman Markers, Richmond Battlefield Parks Corporation, Douglas Southall Freeman
 
Totopotomoy Line Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, July 6, 2003
2. Totopotomoy Line Marker
Totopotomoy Line Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Pete Payette, March 24, 2018
3. Totopotomoy Line Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 26, 2018. It was originally submitted on December 8, 2008, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,608 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 8, 2008, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.   3. submitted on March 25, 2018, by Pete Payette of Orange, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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