Battery Dantzler

Battery Dantzler (HMAH1)

Location: Chester, VA 23836 Chesterfield County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 21.552', W 77° 23.502'

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May 1864-April 1865

First named Ft. Howlett, the battery was renamed after Col. Olin M. Dantzler, who was killed on June 2, 1864, in an attempt to capture Ft. Dutton. Leading the 22nd South Carolina Inf. the attack failed. Battery Dantzler played a major role in keeping the Union Navy down river. The Battery was abandoned on June 16th 1864, to send troops to Petersburg and retaken that night. Because of this battery and others along the river the Dutch Gap Canal was started on August 10th 1864, and was never opened until after the war. Several attempts were made by the Confederate Navy to break the Union Blockade, all of which failed. On April 2nd 1865, the Battery was abandoned, the men joining in the surrender at Appomattox CH. on April 9, 1865.

This site was a gift to the people of Chesterfield County by Air Product Inc.
Sponsered by: Chesterfield Hist. Soc. C.W. Sites Committee
Sons of Confederate Veterans Chester Staion Camp
HM NumberHMAH1
Series This marker is part of the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans series
Placed BySons of Confederate Veterans and Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia
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Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 11:55pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 288184 N 4137404
Decimal Degrees37.35920000, -77.39170000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 21.552', W 77° 23.502'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 21' 33.12" N, 77° 23' 30.12" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1820 Battery Dantzler Ct, Chester VA 23836, US
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