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Enon in Chesterfield County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Federal War Plans for 1864

The Bermuda Hundred Campaign

 
 
Federal War Plans for 1864 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 24, 2014
1. Federal War Plans for 1864 Marker
Inscription. In March of 1864 Ulysses S. Grant was placed in command of all Federal forces. Grant's plan to end the war envisioned a multi-front invasion across the entire Confederacy to negate the South's ability to shift forces from one front to another.

In the west, Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman would move toward Atlanta while Maj. Gen. Nathaniel P. Banks would operate against Mobile, Alabama from his base at New Orleans.

In Virginia Maj. Gen. Franz Sigel would advance up the Shenandoah Valley from Winchester to Staunton. Maj. Gen. George Meade would send 121,000 troops of the Army of the Potomac across the Rapidan River against Gen. Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia. Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler would land the Army of the James at Bermuda Hundred and make a direct threat on Petersburg or Richmond.

These operations began on May 5, 1864. Over the next month and a half, Grant and Lee would engage in some of the bloodiest fighting of the war, leaving thousands of dead and wounded scattered across the Virginia countryside.

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Ulysses S. Grant, Commander of all Federal forces. Library of Congress
Robert E. Lee, commander of the Amy of Northern Virginia Library of Congress
Federal War Plan in the West Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia
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Federal War Plans for 1864 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 24, 2014
2. Federal War Plans for 1864 Marker
War Plan in the East Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia
This sign was sponsored by Drs. Pat and Michael Stevens, Fredericksburg, VA
 
Erected 2014 by Chesterfield County and the Blue & Gray Education Society.
 
Location. 37° 19.444′ N, 77° 21.374′ W. Marker is in Enon, Virginia, in Chesterfield County. Marker can be reached from Enon Church Road (Virginia Route 746) west of Bermuda Orchard Lane, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Located in Point of Rocks Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 Enon Church Road, Chester VA 23836, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Actions in the East 1861-1863 (here, next to this marker); Confederate Leaders (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Bermuda Hundred Campaign-Federal Leaders (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Bermuda Hundred Campaign Begins (approx. 0.2 miles away); Welcome to R. Garland Dodd Park at Point of Rocks (approx. 0.2 miles away); Point of Rocks (approx. 0.2 miles away); Opening Actions of the Bermuda Hundred Campaign (approx. 0.3 miles away); Grant's Virginia Campaigns (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Enon.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 25, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 274 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 25, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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