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(7-2006) Petersburg National Battlefield Tour Stop-4: Harrison Creek
   
Driven from their original line in the opening battle on June 15, 1864, Confederate forces fell back and dug in along the west bank of this stream. After occupying this position for two days, they withdrew to a new line one-half mile closer to Petersburg, which they held until the city fell on April 2, 1865. In March 1865 the main Confederate advance of Lee's last offensive (the Battle of Fort Stedman) was halted along this stream
 
Interpretive Marker: Dividing Point

(7-2006) Petersburg National Battlefield Tour Stop-4: Harrison Creek
 
View looking toward the west bank of Harrison Creek

        

 

(7-2006) Petersburg National Battlefield Tour Stop-5: Fort Stedman
  
This Union stronghold was the focus of a Confederate attack on March 25, 1865, in Lee's attempt to relieve heavy pressure west of the city. The loop trail leads to Colquitt's Salient, from which the Confederate attack originated. The trail passes the monument to the 1st Maine Heavy Artillery, commemorating its role in the June 18, 1864, attack on Colquitt's Salient in which it sustained the greatest regimental loss in a single action of the Civil War
 
Interpretive Marker: Fort Stedman

(7-2006) Petersburg National Battlefield Tour Stop-5: Fort Stedman
 
Interior of Fort Stedman
 
Interpretive Marker: Fort Stedman (2)

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