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Mahone’s Brigade

 
 
Mahone’s Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2007
1. Mahone’s Brigade Marker
Inscription.  This stone marks the approximately the extreme right of Mahone’s Brigade Virginia Volunteers when it captured the Confederate Breastworks on the 30th of July, 1864.

Placed by the Petersburg Chapter U.D.C. November 1910.
 
Erected 1910 by Petersburg Chapter U.D.C.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 30, 1864.
 
Location. 37° 13.066′ N, 77° 22.677′ W. Marker is in Petersburg, Virginia. Marker is on Siege Rd, on the right when traveling south. Marker is in Petersburg National Battlefield on the Auto Tour Road at Tour Stop 8. 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. Second Pennsylvania Veteran Heavy Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Crater of Mine (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); “A Stupendous Failure” (about 300 feet away); Confederate Counterattack
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(about 300 feet away); Mahone (about 300 feet away); The Crater (about 300 feet away); Confederate Countermine (about 300 feet away); South Carolina (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Petersburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Crater. CWSAC Battle Summaries. (Submitted on April 12, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 

2. Petersburg National Battlefield. National Park Service. (Submitted on April 12, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 
 
Mahone’s Brigade at the Crater image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2007
2. Mahone’s Brigade at the Crater
Mahone’s Brigade is one of the many monuments and markers in the vicinity of the crater.
Site of the Crater image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2007
3. Site of the Crater
On July 30, 1864, a Union mine exploded under the Confederate Fort here. The Union breakthrough was fought back by Confederate Gen. William Mahone's troops.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2023. It was originally submitted on April 12, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,407 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 12, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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