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

Totopotomoy Line

Federal Works

 
 
Totopotomoy Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 6, 2003
1. Totopotomoy Line Marker
Inscription. Crossing the road at this point were Federal entrenchments heavily shelled by the Confederates in the operation of May 29-30, 1864, immediately preceding the Second Battle of Cold Harbor. The nearby Shelton House was mentioned frequently in dispatches.
 
Erected by Battlefield Markers Association. (Marker Number 51.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the D.S. Freeman (Richmond Battlefields) marker series.
 
Location. 37° 39.673′ N, 77° 20.926′ W. Marker is near Atlee, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker can be reached from Studley Road 0.8 miles east of Avondale Drive, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located alongside a steep pullover. Use extreme caution when leaving or entering Studley Road. Marker is in this post office area: Mechanicsville VA 23116, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Shelton House Under Fire (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Totopotomoi (about 700 feet away); Rural Plains (about 700 feet away); Totopotomoy Creek (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Totopotomoy Line
Totopotomoy Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 6, 2003
2. Totopotomoy Line Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Attacking the High Ground (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fighting at the Totopotomoy (approx. 0.6 miles away); Pine Slash (approx. 0.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Totopotomoy Creek Battlefield at Rural Plains. Richmond National Battlefield Park (Submitted on November 29, 2014.) 

2. 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
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Shelton House "Rural Plains" image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 8, 2009
3. Shelton House "Rural Plains"
Union Major General Winfield S. Hancock established his headquarters here. A signal station on the roof attracted Confederate artillery fire and the house was struck 51 times.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 8, 2008, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,192 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 8, 2008, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   3. submitted on July 9, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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