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(2004) Petersburg National Battlefield Tour Stop-8: The Crater
 
Photo by Don Hogan

(2004) Petersburg National Battlefield Tour Stop-8: The Crater
 
Panorama of The Crater
 
1865 view of The Crater
 
Photo by Don Hogan

        

 

(2004) Petersburg National Battlefield Western Front Tour Stop-10: Fort Wadsworth
 

This strategic work, named for Union Gen. James S. Wadsworth, killed in the Battle of the Wilderness, occupies the site of the Battle of the Weldon Railroad, August 18-21, 1864. It was built to strengthen the Federal hold on this sector of the Petersburg front. Interpretive markers within the fort discuss its significance in more detail. The Hagood Monument  on the grounds memorializes South Carolina soldiers  who broke through the Union lines in this area on August 21. The present Halifax Road follows the original bed of the Petersburg and Weldon Railroad.
 
Fort Wadsworth Interpretive Marker
 
Photo by Don Hogan

(7-2005) Petersburg National Battlefield Tour Stop-3: Confederate Battery 9
 
US COLORED TROOPS MONUMENT
 
The photo was taken about noon on July 7, 2005 at Petersburg National Battlefield Driving Tour Stop #3. This monument is located near where the Union IX Corps had winter quarters but is also close to where African-American soldiers of Hink's Division captured Confederate Battery 9 of the Dimmock Line
 
"IN MEMORY OF THE VALOROUS SERVICE OF REGIMENTS AND COMPANIES OF THE U.S. COLORED TROOPS, ARMY OF THE JAMES AND ARMY OF THE POTOMAC. SIEGE OF PETERSBURG 1864-1865"
 
Photo/narrative by William Bozic

 

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