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

Battery 45

 
 
Battery 45 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
1. Battery 45 Marker
Inscription.
Salient of Confederate Line
Siege of Petersburg
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Erected Apr. 2, 1914
By A.P. Hill Camp S.C.V.

 
Erected 1914 by A.P. Hill Camp S.C.V.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans marker series.
 
Location. 37° 11.969′ N, 77° 26.053′ W. Marker is in Petersburg, Virginia. Marker is on Defense Road/Fort Lee Road, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. The marker is along the Defense Line Tour of 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cottage Farm (within shouting distance of this marker); Rohoic Dam (approx. half a mile away); Confederate Fort Gregg (approx. 0.9 miles away); Fort Gregg (approx. 0.9 miles away); Siege of Petersburg—Grant's Eighth Offensive (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Battle of Fort Whitworth (approx. 1.1 miles away); Petersburg State Colony for the Negro Insane (approx. 1.3 miles away); Petersburg Defenses (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Petersburg.
 
Also see . . .
Fort Lee on the Confederate Defense Line image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
2. Fort Lee on the Confederate Defense Line
Battery 45 was part of the original Dimmock Line. It was eventually renamed Fort lee in honor of the Confederate commander-in-chief.

1. The Final Assaults and the Fall of Petersburg, April 2, 1865. (Submitted on May 29, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Petersburg National Battlefield. National Park Service. (Submitted on May 29, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesMilitaryNotable PlacesWar, US Civil
 
Remains of Earthwork at Battery 45 image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2008
3. Remains of Earthwork at Battery 45
Located to the east of Forts Gregg and Whitworth, Battery 45 successfully held after the Union breakthrough of April 2. It was later evacuated when the Confederates fled from Petersburg that night.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,517 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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