The Battle of Fort Whitworth

The Battle of Fort Whitworth (HM9NH)

Location: Petersburg, VA 23803
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 12.173', W 77° 27.219'

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This battery, also known as Fort Baldwin, Alexander or Anderson was garrisoned by the 19th & 48th Mississippi Infantry of Brig. Genl. Nathaniel Harris's brigade. They were initially supported by guns of Louisiana's Washington Artillery but these were withdrawn from the fort during the battle. At 1:00 PM on April 2, 1865, the initial assault by Union forces began on nearby Fort Gregg by Maj. Genl. John Gibbon's XXIV Corps. Eventually Fort Whitworth was attacked by Brig. Genl. Thomas M. Harris's West Virginia brigade [10th, 11th & 15th Regiments]. With the subsequent capture of Fort Gregg by the Federals, General Lee ordered Whitworth evacuated, forcing his troops to fall back into the city defenses.
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Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 4:00am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 282247 N 4120199
Decimal Degrees37.20288333, -77.45365000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 12.173', W 77° 27.219'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 12' 10.38" N, 77° 27' 13.14" W
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Area Code(s)804, 434, 757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6 7th Ave, Petersburg VA 23803, US
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