Near Doswell in Hanover County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
May 25 - 26, 1864
— Gray Trail —
“We were supporting a battery which was firing very rapidly, our line being almost in exact line with the guns… when one of them burst with a deafening crash and the fragments were hurled far and wide. One large piece weighing 100 pounds or more after flying high into the air over our heads, fell straight down and almost buried itself in the ground at my feet. It had not hit the ground before I heard one of the artillerymen storm out, ‘Bring up another gun here, this one
On the evening of May 26 Grant turned Meade’s Army of the Potomac away from the North Anna to again flank Lee’s army out of its excellent position. Lee, forced to follow the movement of his opponent, forever lost the opportunity offered by the North Anna River to destroy the Union army.
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Erected by Blue & Gray Education Society, Hanover County Parks and Recreation Department. (Marker Number Stop-10.)
Location. 37° 53.142′ N, 77° 29.533′ W. Marker is near Doswell, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker can be reached from Verndon Road 0.2 miles west of New Market Mill Road, on the right when traveling west. Located along the "Gray" trail in North Anna Battlefield Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11576 Verdon Rd, Doswell VA 23047, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Save yourselves if you can" (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); "Come on to Richmond" The Inverted V (about 700 feet away); Men from Massachusetts (approx. 0.2 miles away); One More River to Cross (approx. 0.2 miles away); Like the Coming of a Cyclone (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Heart of Dixie (approx. ¼ mile away); Run for Safety (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Doswell.
More about this marker. On the right is a photo of the Union soldiers upriver from Ox Ford with the caption, "Federal engineers improve the roads at Jericho Mill." On the upper right is a photo of Union soldiers downriver from Ox Ford with the caption, "Union soldiers bathe in the north Anna River. The Telegraph Road Bridge is in the background."
Also see . . . North Anna Battlefield Park. Hanover County Parks & Recreation (Submitted on July 3, 2014.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 19, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,258 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on July 19, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on July 20, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.