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(7-2005) Petersburg National Battlefield Tour Stop-5: Fort Stedman
   
Fort Stedman Cannons
 
The cannons are pointing in the direction of the Confederate position at Colquitt's Salient. Guns like these would have been used by the Union Army of the Potomac across the barren landscape during the siege of Petersburg, Virginia against the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia. This photo was taken on a rainy, overcast July 7, 2005
 
Photo by William Bozic, TX

(7-2006) Petersburg National Battlefield Tour Stop-1: Confederate Battery 5
 
South entrance to Battery 5
 
Located behind the visitor center, this was one of the strongest works on the original Confederate defense line (the Dimmock Line). Federal troops captured it on June 15, 1864. A trail leads to the site where the Dictator, a huge mortar used to shell Confederate batteries north of the Appomattox River, was located
 
Interpretive Marker: Battery 5 of the Dimmock Line
Interpretive Marker: Battery 5 Trail
 
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(7-2006) Petersburg National Battlefield Tour Stop-1: Confederate Battery 5
 
View looking toward north wall of the battery
 
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(7-2006) Petersburg National Battlefield Tour Stop-1: Confederate Battery 5
 
View looking toward west wall of the battery
 
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