Fort Wadsworth

Fort Wadsworth (HM9J2)

Location: Petersburg, VA 23805
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 10.033', W 77° 24.98'

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Built following the Battle of the Weldon Railroad in August 1864, Fort Wadsworth anchored the extreme left of the Union siege lines for more than a month. It secured the the Union grip on the Petersburg & Weldon Railroad - a major Confederate supply line.

The fort's size reflects its importance during August and September of 1864. Duty here was easier than in the works on the right of the line; the closest Confederates were nearly a mile away.
HM NumberHM9J2
Placed ByPetersburg National Battlefield - National Park Service - U.S. Department of the Interior
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Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 3:52pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 285458 N 4116156
Decimal Degrees37.16721667, -77.41633333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 10.033', W 77° 24.98'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 10' 1.98" N, 77° 24' 58.80" 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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