Fort Conahey

Fort Conahey (HM4WH)

Location: Petersburg, VA 23805
Country: United States of America

N 37° 10.314', W 77° 26.757'

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"This fort has cost more labour than any other, has afforded an admirable lesson in engineering, and is one of the sights to show to strangers. Further than this I doubt the value of its elaborateness."
- Col. Charles Wainwright, USA November 20, 1864

Here, unmolested by Confederate bullets and cannons, Union engineering built the most technically elaborate fort on the Petersburg front. Fort Conahey included two tiers of guns, sturdy wooded casemates, and a unique wooden interior palisade that acted as a traverse. Located a mile from Confederate lines, Conahey rarely came under fire from Confederate cannons and never suffered direct attack.
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HM NumberHM4WH
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Placed ByPetersburg National Battlefield - National Park Service - Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 3:38am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 282841 N 4116743
Decimal Degrees37.17190000, -77.44595000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 10.314', W 77° 26.757'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 10' 18.84" N, 77° 26' 45.42" W
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Area Code(s)804, 434
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1200 Flank Rd, Petersburg VA 23805, US
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