Petersburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Battery 8 of the Dimmock Line
After capturing this section of the Dimmock Line, the Federals incorporated parts of it, including Battery 8, into a second line of siege works. Battery 8 would see combat only one more time, when Union guns here helped repel the Confederate breakthrough at Fort Stedman in March 1865.
Erected by Petersburg National Battlefield - National Park Service - Dept of the Interior.
Location. 37° 14.186′ N, 77° 21.479′ W. Marker is in Petersburg, Virginia. Marker is on Siege Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in Petersburg National Battlefield on the Auto Tour Road at Tour Stop 2. 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. “A Splendid Charge” ( approx. 0.3 miles away); Infantry Earthworks ( approx. 0.3 miles away); Prince George Court House Road ( approx. 0.3 miles away); Monotonous Toil ( approx. 0.3 miles away); U.S. Colored Troops ( approx. 0.3 miles away); Dividing Point ( approx. 0.4 miles away); Confederate Battery 6 ( approx. half a mile away); Jordon Family Cemetery ( approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Petersburg.
More about this marker. The background of the marker is a war-time photograph with the caption, This photo, taken from a point across the tour road to your right, shows Battery 8 (in the background) five days after its capture by the Federals. In the coming weeks, Confederate Battery 8 would be demolished by the Federals and replaced by the redan you see today.
Also see . . .
1. The Siege of Petersburg. (Submitted on April 12, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Petersburg National Battlefield. National Park Service. (Submitted on April 12, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 12, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,172 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 12, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 4. submitted on December 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.