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

South Carolina

 
 
South Carolina Monument at the site of the Crater image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2007
1. South Carolina Monument at the site of the Crater
Inscription. On this hill for one month South Carolina troops guarded the entrance to Petersburg and here July 30, 1864, suffered death from a mine exploded by the Federals. Here the surviving Carolinians under the command of Stephen Elliott by their valor turned a dreadful disaster into a glorious victory. Erected by the South Carolina Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy 1923
 
Erected 1923 by South Carolina Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. 37° 13.136′ N, 77° 22.69′ W. Marker is in Petersburg, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Siege Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is the eastern front portion of Petersburg National Battlefield, on the auto tour road at the stop for The Crater. 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. Mahone (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Countermine (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Pennsylvania Veteran Heavy Artillery (within shouting
Monuments at The Crater site image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2007
2. Monuments at The Crater site
The South Carolina Monument is one of several at the site of the Crater in Petersburg National Battlefield.
distance of this marker); The Crater (within shouting distance of this marker); “A Stupendous Failure” (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Counterattack (within shouting distance of this marker); Crater of Mine (within shouting distance of this marker); Mahone’s Brigade (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Petersburg.
 
Also see . . .  The Crater. National Park Service. (Submitted on March 29, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. MilitaryWar, US Civil
 
Site of the Crater image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2007
3. Site of the Crater
The depression made when the Federals exploded a mine under the Confederate lines on July 30, 1864 is still visible today. The South Carolina marker can be seen along the fence in the upper right of the photo.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 969 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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