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Crater of Mine

 
 
Crater of Mine Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, October 30, 2010
1. Crater of Mine Marker
Inscription.  
Excavated by
The 48th Regt. Penn. Vet. Vol. Inf.
Burnside's 9th Corps,
July 30, 1864.

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is July 30, 1864.
 
Location. 37° 13.112′ N, 77° 22.652′ W. Marker is in Petersburg, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Siege Road, 0.4 miles east of South Crater Road (U.S. 460). This marker is in Petersburg National Battlefield Park near the Eastern Front Driving Tour Stop #8 – The Crater. 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. “A Stupendous Failure” (here, next to this marker); Confederate Counterattack (here, next to this marker); The Crater (here, next to this marker); Confederate Countermine (a few steps from this marker); Mahone (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Pennsylvania Veteran Heavy Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Union High Tide (within shouting distance of this marker); South Carolina (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Petersburg.
 
Also see . . .
Battle of the Crater Markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, October 30, 2010
2. Battle of the Crater Markers
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 Petersburg National Battlefield. (Submitted on October 31, 2010.)
 
Brevet Brigadier-General Henry Pleasants image. Click for full size.
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3. Brevet Brigadier-General Henry Pleasants
Henry Pleasants of the 48th Pennsylvania was a mining engineer in civilian life. This portrait appeared in Battles and Leaders of the Civil War, Vol. 4, by Robert Underwood Johnson & Clarence Clough Buel, 1887.
Details of the Mine image. Click for full size.
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4. Details of the Mine
This illustration appeared in Battles and Leaders of the Civil War, Vol, 4, Robert Underwood Johnson & Clarence Clough Buel, 1887.
 
 
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 880 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 31, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on May 1, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.

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May. 23, 2022