Fort Conahey

Fort Conahey (HM4WH)

Location: Petersburg, VA 23805
Buy Virginia State flags at!
Country: United States of America
Buy United States of America flags at!

N 37° 10.314', W 77° 26.757'

  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
"This fort has cost more labour than any other, has afforded an admirable lesson in engineering, and is one of the sights to show to strangers. Further than this I doubt the value of its elaborateness."
- Col. Charles Wainwright, USA November 20, 1864

Here, unmolested by Confederate bullets and cannons, Union engineering built the most technically elaborate fort on the Petersburg front. Fort Conahey included two tiers of guns, sturdy wooded casemates, and a unique wooden interior palisade that acted as a traverse. Located a mile from Confederate lines, Conahey rarely came under fire from Confederate cannons and never suffered direct attack.
HM NumberHM4WH
Placed ByPetersburg National Battlefield - National Park Service - Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 3:38am PDT -07:00
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 282841 N 4116743
Decimal Degrees37.17190000, -77.44595000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 10.314', W 77° 26.757'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 10' 18.84" N, 77° 26' 45.42" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)804, 434
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1200 Flank Rd, Petersburg VA 23805, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. What year was the marker erected?
  9. This marker needs at least one picture.
  10. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  11. Is the marker in the median?