Confederate Fortification

Confederate Fortification (HMB5K)

Location: Colonial Heights, VA 23834
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 16.88', W 77° 22.58'

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This Fortification was part of a line of Confederate earthworks that guarded Swift Creek and the western approaches to Fort Clifton on the Appomattox River. It was probably constructed in response to Federal threats during Butler's Bermuda Hundred campaign in May-June 1864. Archeological evidence indicates that this fortification was defended by field artillery, supported by infantry sharpshooters drawn from the garrison of nearby Fort Clifton. The defenders of Fort Clifton included Confederate infantry and artillery units from Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama and North Carolina.

This position was shelled by Federal field artillery (3" rifles) positioned on Spring Hill during the summer of 1864.

Adam Wood
Troop 180
Eagle Scout Project
HM NumberHMB5K
Year Placed2003
Placed ByBoy Scouts of America, Troop 180
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Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 3:52am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 289328 N 4128729
Decimal Degrees37.28133333, -77.37633333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 16.88', W 77° 22.58'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 16' 52.80" N, 77° 22' 34.80" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 907 Conjurers Dr, Colonial Heights VA 23834, US
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