Confederate Counterattack

Confederate Counterattack (HM4B7)

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

N 37° 13.114', W 77° 22.65'

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"I counted 21 Union flags flying from the Crater and these works. The sight gave me no hope of ever getting away alive."
- Capt. James E. Phillips, 12th Virginia Infantry

Union disorganization gave the Confederates the time they needed to respond to the crisis at the Crater. At 9 a.m., Confederate Brig. Gen. William Mahone's division rushed to the depression about 200 yards to your right. Just as the Federals were forming to renew the attack, Mahone's leading brigade charged.

In a wild melee against great odds, the 800 Virginians recaptured the trenches here, just north of the Crater. Later, other Confederates attacked the Crater itself. By mid-afternoon the Crater and its surrounding works were again in Confederate hands.
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HM NumberHM4B7
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Placed ByPetersburg National Battlefield - National Park Service - Dept. of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 12:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 289050 N 4121767
Decimal Degrees37.21856667, -77.37750000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 13.114', W 77° 22.65'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 13' 6.84" N, 77° 22' 39.00" W
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Area Code(s)804, 434, 757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 18276 Siege Rd, Petersburg VA 23803, US
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