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More Civil War Petersburg 2004

Pictures of the 30 July 04 140th annivesary activity of the failed Union attmpt to mine and overrun Confederate works east of the city. Some new photos of Poplar Grove Natl Military Cemetery. Some shots from the Confederate portion of Blanford Cem. There were 26 Confederate military hospital in Petersburg. Post war remains were collected from various plots and some 30,000 dead were reinterned at Blanford distributed by state as unknowns. Post war Confederate MG William Mahone insisted he be buried with those fallen. Fort Mahone (Fort Damnation) was a strategic salient at the SE corner of the Confederate defenses of the city. The monument which marks its site is actually to Hartrafnts Pennsylvania Division, which stormed the works on 2 Apr 1865. Forts Gregg and Whitworth demark an interior defense work west of Petersburg. Late on 2 Apr 65 some 5000 Union troops assaulted the works held by only 600 southerners. The position was taken after two hours, but bought time to halt operations for the day. That nite Lee's army would begin the final trek to Appomattox.
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01 Waud impressionist.jpg
01 Waud impressionist.jpg
02 Taylor Farm.jpg
02 Taylor Farm.jpg
03 Taylor Farm.jpg
03 Taylor Farm.jpg
04 Taylor Farm.jpg
04 Taylor Farm.jpg
05 Crater Tour 1pm.jpg
05 Crater Tour 1pm.jpg
06 Crater Tour 1pm.jpg
06 Crater Tour 1pm.jpg
07 Crater Tour 1pm.jpg
07 Crater Tour 1pm.jpg
08 Crater Tour 1pm.jpg
08 Crater Tour 1pm.jpg
09 Ranger Randy as 12 VA.jpg
09 Ranger Randy as 12 VA.jpg
10 Rangers at Crater.jpg
10 Rangers at Crater.jpg
11 Towards Union Lines fom Crater.jpg
11 Towards Union Lines fom Crater.jpg
12 2 PA HA.jpg
12 2 PA HA.jpg
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