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Near Prince George in Prince George County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Confederate Battery 6

 
 
Confederate Battery 6 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, November 22, 2008
1. Confederate Battery 6 Marker
Inscription.  This battery fell to the Union forces on June 15, 1864.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is June 15, 1864.
 
Location. 37° 14.58′ N, 77° 21.345′ W. Marker is near Prince George, Virginia, in Prince George County. Marker is on Petersburg Tour Road, on the right when traveling north. Located across from the visitor center parking area at Petersburg National Battlefield. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5001 Siege Rd, Prince George VA 23875, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jordan Family Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Prelude to Petersburg (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stephen Tyng Mather (about 400 feet away); The Siege of Petersburg (about 400 feet away); Battery 5 Trail (about 400 feet away); Siege of Petersburg — Grant's First Offensive (about 500 feet away); Uprooted by War (about 600 feet away); Artillery at Petersburg (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Prince George.
 
Also see . . .  Battle and Siege of Petersburg. National Park Service
Confederate Battery 6 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, November 22, 2008
2. Confederate Battery 6
The ramparts and trenches are not as well preserved here as at Battery 5.
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site discussing battle. (Submitted on December 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Confederate 12-pounder Field Howitzer image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, November 22, 2008
3. Confederate 12-pounder Field Howitzer
At the Battery location is a 12-pounder Field Howitzer cast by John Clark and Company of New Orleans, Louisiana. The gun maker's howitzers are unique by having a muzzle swell, as compared to the straight muzzles of most other bronze field howitzers.
Provile of Battery 6 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, November 22, 2008
4. Provile of Battery 6
The battery was built on a natural rise in terrain, with a similar outward appearance to that of Battery 5.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,374 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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Jun. 26, 2022