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Colquitt’s Salient Trail

 
 
Colquitt’s Salient Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, October 30, 2010
1. Colquitt’s Salient Trail Marker
Inscription. The Colquitt’s Salient loop trail will lead you over ground involved with two of the most dramatic events of the Siege of Petersburg.

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.
 
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. Touch for map. This marker is in Petersburg National Battlefield Park near the Eastern Front Driving Tour Stop #5 - Fort Stedman. Marker is in this post office area: Petersburg VA 23803, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 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
Colquitt’s Salient Trail image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, October 30, 2010
2. Colquitt’s Salient Trail
(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.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 31, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 886 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 31, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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