A stronghold that was never takenFort Clifton, constructed between 1862 and 1864, helped protect the city of Petersburg from Union gunboats. Its high elevation and well-placed gun embrasures made Fort Clifton a stronghold that was never taken by Union forces until it was abandoned after the fall of Petersburg in April 1865. In 1864, Federal gunboats frequently steamed up the Appomattox River to observe the fort.
|Placed By||Virginia Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 12:00am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 290245 N 4128725|
|Decimal Degrees||37.28150000, -77.36600000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 16.89', W 77° 21.96'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 16' 53.40" N, 77° 21' 57.60" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 5216-5226 Fort Clifton Trail, Colonial Heights VA 23834, US|
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