Carmel Church ~ Gathering for North Anna
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member garmin_geek
N 37° 55.802 W 077° 28.817
18S E 282014 N 4200953
Quick Description: With Robert E. Lee on the south side and Winfield Hancock on the north side, the North Anna River's Chesterfield bridge was a natural meeting point.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 12/21/2010 12:00:50 PM
Waymark Code: WMAC00
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 6

Long Description:
"Lee Vs Grant, the campaign of 1864
The scattered corps of the Union army reunited here at Carmel Church (known during the war as Mount Carmel Church) on May 23 before attaching Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee across the North Anna River, approximately three miles ahead. Gen. Winfield Hancock's Second Corp advanced down Telegraph Road (modern Route 1) and seized the Chesterfield bridge. The Fifth, Sixth and Ninth Corp swung west and headed toward Jericho Mills and Ox Road.
For four days the Union and Confederate armies battled south of the river, adding 3400 names to the already swollen casualty lists. Union Generals U.S. Grant and George Meade made their headquarters at Carmel Church during the initial staages of the battle. unable to dent Lee's lines, Grant pulled the Union Army back across the north Anna on the night of May 26and marched to the Pamunkey River crossings, several miles east. The three-week campaign, already the bloodiest in American history, Would go on." (sign)
Type of site: Church

24320 Jefferson Davis Highway
Ruther Glen, VA USA

Admission Charged: No Charge

Website: [Web Link]

Driving Directions:
From the intersection of Route 1 and VA 658 Jericho Road, turn west on VA 658. Immediately turn left into Carmel Baptist Church. The sign is ahead.

Phone Number: Not listed

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