Battery 8 of the Dimmock Line

Battery 8 of the Dimmock Line (HM4A9)

Location: Prince George, VA 23875 Prince George County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 14.186', W 77° 21.479'

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On June 15, 1864, after seizing Battery 5, Union troops swept southward along the Dimmock Line. Men of the 1st and 22nd Colored Troops captured Battery 8, overcoming heavy resistance from part of Brig. Gen. Henry A. Wise's Virginia brigade. By the morning of June 16, the 1.5 miles of Confederate works between Batteries 3 and 11 were in Union hands.

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.
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HM NumberHM4A9
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Placed ByPetersburg National Battlefield - National Park Service - Dept of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 7:18am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 290831 N 4123706
Decimal Degrees37.23643333, -77.35798333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 14.186', W 77° 21.479'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 14' 11.16" N, 77° 21' 28.74" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5021 Siege Rd, Prince George VA 23875, US
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