Fight for the Weldon Railroad

Fight for the Weldon Railroad (HM9J1)

Location: Petersburg, VA 23805
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 10.031', W 77° 24.977'

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After failing to bludgeon his way into Petersburg in June and July, Grant decided to strangle the city instead. His plan: cut the railroads into Petersburg - cut the Confederate's lifelines.

On August 18, Maj. Gen. Gouverneur Warren's Union Fifth Corps seized the Petersburg & Weldon Railroad here near Globe Tavern. The Confederates retaliated, but after three days of fighting, the Union grip on the railroad remained unshaken.
HM NumberHM9J1
Placed ByPetersburg National Battlefield - National Park Service - U.S. Department of the Interior
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Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 5:03am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 285462 N 4116152
Decimal Degrees37.16718333, -77.41628333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 10.031', W 77° 24.977'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 10' 1.86" N, 77° 24' 58.62" W
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Area Code(s)804, 434
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 567-699 Flank Rd, Petersburg VA 23805, US
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