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Confederate Countermine

 
 
Confederate Countermine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, October 30, 2010
1. Confederate Countermine Marker
Inscription. Suspecting a Union mine, the Confederates dug two listening galleries here. They narrowly missed striking the Union tunnel, which was deeper. The depressions you see were caused by the cave-in of these galleries.
 
Erected by Petersburg National Battlefield Park.
 
Location. 37° 13.119′ N, 77° 22.661′ W. Marker is in Petersburg, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Siege Road 0.4 miles east of South Crater Road (U.S. 460). Touch for map. This marker is in Petersburg National Battlefield Park near the Eastern Front Driving Tour Stop #8 – The Crater. 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. The Crater (a few steps from this marker); Crater of Mine (a few steps from this marker); “A Stupendous Failure” (a few steps from this marker); Confederate Counterattack (a few steps from this marker); Mahone (within shouting distance of this marker); South Carolina (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Pennsylvania Veteran Heavy Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Mahone’s Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Petersburg.
 
Also see . . .
Depressions of the Confederate listening galleries image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, October 30, 2010
2. Depressions of the Confederate listening galleries
 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 594 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 31, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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