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

Battle of the Crater - Covered Way

 
 
Battle of the Crater Covered Way Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 29, 2009
1. Battle of the Crater Covered Way Marker
Inscription.  At this place located by participants in the Battle of the Crater, this road, known as the Jerusalem Plank Road, was crossed by a covered way leading eastwardly to the ravine in rear of the Confederate breastworks which run northwardly from the Crater. By this covered way about 8 o’clock on the morning of July 30th 1864, nearly 4 hours after the explosion, the Confederate troops under Gen. WM. Mahone approached the ravine from which they charged and recaptured the breastworks.

This replaces a wooden marker erected by A.P. Hill camp Confederate Veterans.
 
Erected by A.P. Hill Camp Confederate Veterans.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans series list.
 
Location. 37° 13.332′ N, 77° 23.011′ W. Marker is in Petersburg, Virginia. Marker is on South Crater Road (U.S. 301) 0.1 miles from Stratford Avenue, on the right when traveling north
Reverse Side. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 29, 2009
2. Reverse Side.
Presented to the A.P. Hill Camp S.C.V. in memory of William R. McKenney of Petersburg, Va. 1851-1916.
. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Petersburg VA 23803, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Massachusetts (approx. ¼ mile away); People's Memorial Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); South Carolina (approx. 0.4 miles away); Blandford Church and Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Battle of Petersburg (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Petersburg (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mahone (approx. 0.4 miles away); Second Pennsylvania Veteran Heavy Artillery (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Petersburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. CWSAC Battle Summary. Crater. (Submitted on April 3, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. McKenney, William Robertson,(1851 - 1916). (Submitted on April 3, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
South Crater Road (facing north). image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 29, 2009
3. South Crater Road (facing north).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 3, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,578 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 3, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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