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Petersburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Gracie’s Salient

 
 
Gracie’s Salient Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, October 30, 2010
1. Gracie’s Salient Marker
Inscription. This salient named for Brig.-Genl. Archibald Gracie of Alabama, faced the Federal Forts Stedman and Haskell and was successfully held by the Confederates during the entire siege of Petersburg.
 
Location. 37° 13.806′ N, 77° 22.382′ 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. Colquitt’s Salient (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wasted Valor (about 600 feet away); First Maine Heavy Artillery Monument (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); Hare House Site (approx. ¼ mile away); Siege of Petersburg—Lee Strikes Back (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Petersburg.
 
Also see . . .  Petersburg National Battlefield. (Submitted on October 31, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
Gracie’s Salient image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, October 30, 2010
2. Gracie’s Salient

 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Gracie’s & Colquitt's Salients image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, October 30, 2010
3. Gracie’s & Colquitt's Salients
<i>Confederate fortifications at Gracie's Salient in front of Petersburg, Va.</i> image. Click for full size.
By Timothy H. O'Sullivan, 1865
4. Confederate fortifications at Gracie's Salient in front of Petersburg, Va.
Other Title: View of the interior of the enemy's lines at Gracie's Salient. Alternate title, date and text on back of mount from: Gardner's photographic sketch book of the war. Washington, DC: c1866, vol. 2, plate 86, E468.7 .G2 (Case Y) Copy 1.

Photograph courtesy of the Library of Congress.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 816 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   4. submitted on . This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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