The Bermuda Hundred CampaignThe wooded area in front of you contains rare examples of a radiant heat system called a Crimean Oven. This system was used to heat hospital tents at Point of Rocks during the Civil War. The concept behind Crimean Ovens dates back to the days of the Roman Empire. A heat source was located outside of the tent. The ﬂue for the heat source consisted of a shallow trench approximately 12 inches wide and 18 inches deep that was lined with bricks and covered with an iron plate. A chimney would then be placed on the opposite side of the tent. As hot air passed through the ﬂue to the chimney, the adjacent ground would be heated. This provided even heat and eliminated the dust, smoke and soot that would have resulted from having a heat source inside the tent. By extending the ﬂue trench, multiple tents could be heated from one source.
|Placed By||Chesterfield County and the Blue & Gray Education Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, October 30th, 2017 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 292919 N 4132996|
|Decimal Degrees||37.32056667, -77.33705000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 19.234', W 77° 20.223'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 19' 14.04" N, 77° 20' 13.38" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1017 Point of Rocks Rd, Chester VA 23836, US|
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