Deep Bottom
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Taluss
N 37° 24.445 W 077° 18.303
18S E 295990 N 4142563
Quick Description: Deep Bottom Landing was a vital link between Union troops on the north and south sides of the James River.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 9/29/2008 7:29:03 PM
Waymark Code: WM4TZM
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 18

Long Description:
After the Battle of Cold Harbor in June 1864, Grant and Lee shifted their armies to Petersburg; but Grant did not wish to abandon the Richmond front entirely. He had Gen. Benjamin Butler position a small force from his Army of the James here at Deep Bottom Landing to protect the pontoon bridge which allowed Union forces to move back and force across the river.
(Source: Civil War Trails sign at site)

The Civil War Preservation Trust site has a lot of good information on this site as well as the battles that took place in this area. The CWPT is also actively engaged in trying to preserve the battlefield.
Type of site: Battlefield

9525 Deep Bottom Road,
Richmond, Va USA

Phone Number: None

Admission Charged: No Charge

Website: [Web Link]

Driving Directions: Not listed

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