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

Mahone

 
 
Mahone Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2007
1. Mahone Monument
Inscription. To the memory of William Mahone Major General C.S.A. A distinguished Confederate commander, whose valor and strategy at the Battle of the Crater, July 30, 1864 won for himself and his gallant brigade undying fame. A citizen of Petersburg, Virginia, born Dec. 1, 1826, died Oct. 6, 1895.
 
Erected by Petersburg Chapter U.B.C.
 
Location. 37° 13.118′ N, 77° 22.691′ W. Marker is in Petersburg, Virginia. Marker is on Siege Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in Petersburg National Battlefield on the Auto Tour 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. Second Pennsylvania Veteran Heavy Artillery (a few steps from this marker); South Carolina (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Countermine (within shouting distance of this marker); Crater of Mine (within shouting distance of this marker); The Crater (within shouting distance of this marker); “A Stupendous Failure” (within shouting distance
Monument to Maj. Gen. William Mahone image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2007
2. Monument to Maj. Gen. William Mahone
of this marker); Confederate Counterattack (within shouting distance of this marker); Mahone’s Brigade (about 300 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 30, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable PersonsWar, US Civil
 
Monuments near The Crater Site image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2007
3. Monuments near The Crater Site
The monument to William Mahone is one of several at the site of The Crater.
Site of the Crater image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2007
4. Site of the Crater
Federals exploded a mine beneath the Confederate lines on July 30, 1864 leaving a massive crater, remnants of which are still visible today. The Mahone monument can be seen at the top left of this photo of the Crater.
Grave of Gen. Mahone image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
5. Grave of Gen. Mahone
Gen. William Mahone is buried among his men in nearby Blandford Cemetery. Blandford Church was the objective of the July 30, 1864 Union offensive during the Battle of the Crater.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,139 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. 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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