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First Maine Heavy Artillery Monument

 
 
1st Maine Heavy Artillery Monument (front) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, October 30, 2010
1. 1st Maine Heavy Artillery Monument (front)
Inscription.
(front)
Maine.
First Heavy Artillery

in memory of
604 brave members who fell
charging here
June 18, 1864

Union
Maine - Virginia
Peace

(rear)
Members of the
First Maine Heavy Artillery
who were here mortally wounded
June 18, 1864
...

Members of the
First Maine Heavy Artillery
who were here killed
June 18, 1864
...

 
Erected 1894 by First Maine Heavy Artillery Association.
 
Location. 37° 13.967′ N, 77° 22.335′ W. Marker is in Petersburg, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Siege Road 1.6 miles south of East Washington Street (Virginia Route 36). Click for map. This marker is in Petersburg National Battlefield Park near the Eastern Front Driving Tour Stop #5 - Fort Stedman. It is located on the Colquitt's Salient Trail. 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. Wasted Valor (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hare House Site (about 500 feet away); Colquitt’s Salient (about 600 feet away);
1st Maine Heavy Artillery Monument (rear) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, October 30, 2010
2. 1st Maine Heavy Artillery Monument (rear)
Colquitt’s Salient Trail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Stedman (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Stedman (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Final Effort (approx. 0.2 miles away); Siege of Petersburg—Lee Strikes Back (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Petersburg.
 
More about this marker. The two panels on the rear of the monument list the names of those members killed or mortally wounded. The lists are sorted by rank: officers, non-commissioned officers, and privates.
 
Also see . . .
1. Petersburg National Battlefield. (Submitted on October 31, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. The First Maine Heavy Artillery. A Regimental History Website based on the book of the same name By Horace H. Shaw and Charles J. House (Submitted on October 31, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
First Maine Heavy Artillery Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, October 30, 2010
3. First Maine Heavy Artillery Monument
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,086 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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