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Petersburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Mahone’s Brigade

 
 
Mahone’s Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
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.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is in Petersburg National Battlefield on the Auto Tour Road at Tour Stop 8. 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. 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 (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 . . .
Mahone’s Brigade at the Crater image. Click for full size.
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.

1. Crater. CWSAC Battle Summaries. (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
 
Site of the Crater image. Click for full size.
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 June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 12, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,123 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 12, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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