Broadway Landing

Broadway Landing (HM22EQ)

Location: Chester, VA 23836 Chesterfield County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 19.012', W 77° 20.231'

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The Bermuda Hundred Campaign

Broadway Landing was located three miles up the Appomattox River from City Point. It was the main supply depot for Federal artillery during the siege of Petersburg. Artillery pieces and ammunition were transported by ship or barge and offloaded there for distribution to the Bermuda Hundred front or the lines encircling Petersburg.

The Hopewell City Marina can be seen in the distance downriver from I-295. That marina now occupies the site of Broadway Landing.

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This photograph was taken from near this location looking downriver toward Broadway Landing. The pontoon bridge at the landing can be seen in the background.

The Pontoon Bridge at Broadway Landing

A close up of the image at left. The photographer just happened to capture the ghostly image of a dog standing on the bridge, forever recording a small piece of everyday life on the river during the final months of the Civil War.

Artillery pieces and mortars at Broadway Landing

Transport ships and docks at Broadway Landing
Photographs from Library of Congress

This sign was sponsored by Gary Staples, Jacksonville, NC
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HM NumberHM22EQ
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Year Placed2016
Placed ByChesterfield County and the Blue & Gray Education Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 30th, 2017 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)31N E 166021 N 0
Decimal Degrees37.31686667, -77.33718333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 19.012', W 77° 20.231'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 19' 0.72" N, 77° 20' 13.86" W
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Area Code(s)804
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1005 Point of Rocks Rd, Chester VA 23836, US
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