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Near Carmel Church in Caroline County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Long Creek Action

 
 
Long Creek Action Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, July 20, 2008
1. Long Creek Action Marker
Inscription. The earthworks in the angle between this stream and the North Anna River, held by a small Confederate force, were taken by Grant's troops moving southward on May 23, 1864. The Unionists then advanced to the river, on the south side of which was Lee's Army.
 
Erected 1931 by Conservation and Development Commission. (Marker Number E-24.)
 
Location. 37° 53.616′ N, 77° 28.024′ W. Marker is near Carmel Church, Virginia, in Caroline County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Highway (U.S. 1) and Oxford Road, on the right when traveling north on Washington Highway. Touch for map. Marker is 2.4 miles south of Carmel Church. Marker is in this post office area: Ruther Glen VA 22546, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lee and Grant (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Caroline County / Hanover County (approx. 0.2 miles away); North Anna River (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lafayette and Cornwallis (approx. 0.4 miles away); North Anna River Campaign (approx. one mile away); One More River to Cross (approx. 1.4 miles away); A Night of Agony (approx. 1½ miles away); Artillery Duel (approx. 1½ miles away).
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 23, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,050 times since then and 48 times this year. Last updated on July 25, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photo   1. submitted on August 23, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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