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(7-2006) Petersburg National Battlefield Tour Stop-7: Fort Morton (Taylor Farm Ruins)

(7-2006) Petersburg National Battlefield Tour Stop-8: The Crater
 
Parking area for TS-8 "The Crater"

        

 

(7-2006) Petersburg National Battlefield Tour Stop-8: The Crater
 
Mine entrance

  
Here on July 30, 1864, at a part of Lee's line known as Elliott's Salient, a Union mine was exploded under a Confederate battery in an attempt to create a breakthrough. An attack through the gap by soldiers from the Union 9th Corps, however, failed
 
Interpretive Marker: Digging the Mine

(7-2006) Petersburg National Battlefield Tour Stop-8: The Crater
 
Looking toward the mine entrance from the ventilation shaft

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