Union StrongholdAfter four days of unsuccessful trying to capture Petersburg by direct assault on June 15-18, 1864, Gen. U.S. Grant's Union army began siege operations against the city. Grant's immediate objective was to cut one of Gen. Robert E. Lee's supply routes, the Petersburg and Weldon Railroad. Moving westward against the rail line in this area June 21-23, Union forces were stopped short of reaching their goal. They were able, though, to extend their trench lines across the Jerusalem Plank Road, now known as Crater Road. To protect this position, construction began on a large earthen structure initially called Fort Warren, Named for Fifth Corps commander, Gen. Gouverneur K. Warren.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Virginia Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 8:57pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 289118 N 4118876|
|Decimal Degrees||37.19255000, -77.37591667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 11.553', W 77° 22.555'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 11' 33.18" N, 77° 22' 33.30" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||804, 434|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 409 Flank Rd, Petersburg VA 23805, US|
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