Battery 5 of the Dimmock Line

Battery 5 of the Dimmock Line (HM46V)

Location: Prince George, VA 23875 Prince George County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 14.704', W 77° 21.427'

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In 1862 - two years before the first Federals appeared at the city's gates - Confederate Captain Charles Dimmock oversaw the construction of a ten-mile line of defensive works ringing Petersburg. In front of you is Battery 5 one of the largest of the fifty-five artillery positions in the Dimmock Line.

Most of the works you see at Battery 5 were built by slaves. The parapet to your left, shown on the diagram to your right in blue, was added by the Federals after the battle here on June 15, 1864.

Far Right: On June 15, 1864, more that 30,000 Union troops marched from the east toward the Dimmock Line. Only 2,300 Confederates stood between the Federals and Petersburg.
HM NumberHM46V
Placed ByPetersburg National Battlefield, National Park Service, Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 290932 N 4124662
Decimal Degrees37.24506667, -77.35711667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 14.704', W 77° 21.427'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 14' 42.24" N, 77° 21' 25.62" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5001 Siege Rd, Prince George VA 23875, US
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