Defending Fort Haskell

Defending Fort Haskell (HM4AD)

Location: Petersburg, VA 23803
Country: United States of America

N 37° 13.612', W 77° 22.16'

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Daylight on March 25, 1865, brought furious fighting to Fort Haskell.

"Our thin line mounted the banquette - the wounded and sick loading the muskets, while those with sound hands stood to the parapets and blazed away."
- George L. Kilmer, 14th N.Y. Heavy Artillery

Dazed Union survivors of the attack at Fort Stedman jammed into Haskell, where Southern artillery and the captured guns at Fort Stedman bombarded them. Union artillery to the south, thinking Fort Haskell had fallen, opened fire too. Then, soon after daylight, a Confederate division moved out of Fort Stedman and attacked Haskell through the ravine in front of you.

Union Infantrymen and three cannons along this parapet of Fort Haskell raked the Confederate lines. Only a few Confederates made it out of the ravine, and few of those who did survived.
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HM NumberHM4AD
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Placed ByPetersburg National Battlefield - National Park Service - Dept. of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 7:28pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 289797 N 4122670
Decimal Degrees37.22686667, -77.36933333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 13.612', W 77° 22.16'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 13' 36.72" N, 77° 22' 9.60" W
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Area Code(s)804, 434, 757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 38 Siege Rd, Petersburg VA 23803, US
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