Battle of the Crater - Covered Way

Battle of the Crater - Covered Way (HMBI5)

Location: Petersburg, VA 23803
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 13.332', W 77° 23.011'

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At this place located by participants in the Battle of the Crater, this road, known as the Jerusalem Plank Road, was crossed by a covered way leading eastwardly to the ravine in rear of the Confederate breastworks which run northwardly from the Crater. By this covered way about 8 o'clock on the morning of July 30th 1864, nearly 4 hours after the explosion, the Confederate troops under Gen. WM. Mahone approached the ravine from which they charged and recaptured the breastworks.

This replaces a wooden marker erected by A.P. Hill camp Confederate Veterans.
HM NumberHMBI5
Series This marker is part of the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans series
Placed ByA.P. Hill Camp Confederate Veterans
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 11:42am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 288526 N 4122183
Decimal Degrees37.22220000, -77.38351667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 13.332', W 77° 23.011'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 13' 19.92" N, 77° 23' 0.66" W
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Area Code(s)804, 434, 757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 421-499 Defense Rd, Petersburg VA 23803, US
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