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Confederate Battery 6

 
 
Confederate Battery 6 Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 22, 2008
1. Confederate Battery 6 Marker
Inscription. This battery fell to the Union forces on June 15, 1864.
 
Location. 37° 14.58′ N, 77° 21.345′ W. Marker is in Petersburg, Virginia. Marker is on Petersburg Tour Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located across from the visitor center parking area at Petersburg National Battlefield. Marker is in this post office area: Petersburg VA 23803, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jordon Family Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Prelude to Petersburg (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stephen Tyng Mather (about 400 feet away); The Siege of Petersburg (about 400 feet away); Battery 5 Trail (about 400 feet away); Siege of Petersburg — Grant's First Offensive (about 500 feet away); Uprooted by War (about 700 feet away); Artillery at Petersburg (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Petersburg.
 
Also see . . .  Battle and Siege of Petersburg. National Park Service site discussing battle. (Submitted on December 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Confederate Battery 6 Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 22, 2008
2. Confederate Battery 6
The ramparts and trenches are not as well preserved here as at Battery 5.
Confederate 12-pounder Field Howitzer Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 22, 2008
3. Confederate 12-pounder Field Howitzer
At the Battery location is a 12-pounder Field Howitzer cast by John Clark and Company of New Orleans, Louisiana. The gun maker's howitzers are unique by having a muzzle swell, as compared to the straight muzzles of most other bronze field howitzers.
Provile of Battery 6 Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 22, 2008
4. Provile of Battery 6
The battery was built on a natural rise in terrain, with a similar outward appearance to that of Battery 5.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,135 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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