Parker's Battery

Parker's Battery (HM1945)

Location: Chester, VA 23836 Chesterfield County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 20.904', W 77° 23.664'

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Richmond National Battlefield Park

Parker's men improved this earthen redoubt, referred to as a battery, so as to better protect their guns stationed behind its walls. Supporting infantry, from the 15th and 17th Virginia regiments, filled the adjacent trenches and manned the forward picket line. While their comrades engaged Grant's legions around Petersburg, the men of Parker's Battery spent the last months of the war in the relative calm that prevailed along this area of the Confederate defenses.

With the collapse of the Confederate lines around Petersburg in early April 1865, the position here was vacated and the artillerists joined in the long march to Appomattox Court House. Having spent nearly 10 months in these entrenchments, almost one-fourth of their wartime service, the surviving members of Parker's Battery came to view their experience here with some feelings of affection.
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HM NumberHM1945
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Placed ByRichmond National Battlefield Park
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Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 6:56pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 287915 N 4136211
Decimal Degrees37.34840000, -77.39440000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 20.904', W 77° 23.664'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 20' 54.24" N, 77° 23' 39.84" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 13131 Parkers Battery Rd, Chester VA 23836, US
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