Petersburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Colquitt’s Salient Trail
On the walk to Colquitt’s Salient, you will shadow the advance of the 1st Maine Heavy Artillery during its tragic charge on June 18, 1864. On your return, you will be walking in the footsteps of the Confederates who attacked Fort Stedman on March 25, 1865. The trail is a half-mile long — about a twenty-minute walk.
The Colquitt’s Salient Trail is paved with moderate slopes.
Erected by Petersburg National Battlefield Park.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 37° 13.939′ N, 77° 22.167′ W. Marker is in Petersburg, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Siege Road 1.6 miles south of East Washington Street. This marker is in Petersburg National Battlefield Park near the Eastern Front Driving Tour Stop #5 - Fort Stedman. 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 Prince George Court House Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Siege of Petersburg—Lee Strikes Back (within shouting distance of this marker); A Final Effort (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Stedman (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hare House Site (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Fort Stedman (about 300 feet away); First Maine Heavy Artillery Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wasted Valor (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Petersburg.
More about this marker. On the upper right is a photograph of "A monument to the 1st Maine Heavy Artillery — shown here surrounded by survivors in 1895."
On the lower half is a map of the loop trail.
Also see . . . Petersburg National Battlefield. (Submitted on October 31, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 31, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 993 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 31, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.