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

Totopotomoy Line

Confederate Works

 
 
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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 Virginia - D.S. Freeman (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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Totopotomoy Line (approx. 0.4 miles away); Shelton House Under Fire (approx. half a mile away); Rural Plains (approx. half
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By Bernard Fisher, July 6, 2003
2. Totopotomoy Line Marker
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a mile away); Totopotomoy Creek (approx. half a mile away); Totopotomoi (approx. half a mile away); Attacking the High Ground (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fighting at the Totopotomoy (approx. 1.1 miles away); Pine Slash (approx. 1.1 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
 
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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 1,423 times since then and 37 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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