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First Maine Heavy Artillery Monument

 
 
1st Maine Heavy Artillery Monument (front) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, October 30, 2010
1. 1st Maine Heavy Artillery Monument (front)
Inscription.  
(front)
Maine.
First Heavy Artillery

in memory of
604 brave members who fell
charging here
June 18, 1864

Union
Maine - Virginia
Peace

(rear)
Members of the
First Maine Heavy Artillery
who were here mortally wounded
June 18, 1864
...

Members of the
First Maine Heavy Artillery
who were here killed
June 18, 1864
...

 
Erected 1894 by First Maine Heavy Artillery Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker and monument is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1865.
 
Location. 37° 13.967′ N, 77° 22.335′ W. Marker is in Petersburg, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Siege Road, 1.6 miles south of East Washington Street (Virginia Route 36). This marker is in Petersburg National Battlefield Park near the Eastern Front Driving Tour Stop #5 - Fort Stedman. It is located on the Colquitt's Salient Trail. 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
1st Maine Heavy Artillery Monument (rear) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, October 30, 2010
2. 1st Maine Heavy Artillery Monument (rear)
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of this marker. Wasted Valor (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Colquitt’s Salient (about 600 feet away); Fort Stedman (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Stedman (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Final Effort (approx. 0.2 miles away); Siege of Petersburg—Lee Strikes Back (approx. 0.2 miles away); Prince George Court House Road (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gracie’s Salient (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Petersburg.
 
More about this monument. The two panels on the rear of the monument list the names of those members killed or mortally wounded. The lists are sorted by rank: officers, non-commissioned officers, and privates.
 
Also see . . .
1. Petersburg National Battlefield. (Submitted on October 31, 2010.)
2. The First Maine Heavy Artillery. A Regimental History Website based on the book of the same name By Horace H. Shaw and Charles J. House (Submitted on October 31, 2010.) 
 
First Maine Heavy Artillery Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, October 30, 2010
3. First Maine Heavy Artillery Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 31, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,315 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 31, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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Jun. 25, 2022