Dunlop's Station

Dunlop's Station (HM9I5)

Location: Colonial Heights, VA 23834
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 16.105', W 77° 24.318'

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At the nearby junction of the Richmond and Petersburg Railroad and the Confederate military spur line to Ettrick, stood Dunlop's Station, a Confederate telegraph post and supply depot. During the siege of Petersburg, southbound passengers were detrained here to avoid Federal shells that endangered travel over the Appomattox River railroad bridge to the south. On 2 April 1865, surplus ammunition was moved here as the Confederates prepared to evacuate Petersburg. During the night of 2 April, the ammunition trains were blown up. Despite warnings, civilians climbed aboard the cars in search of food and clothing and many were killed in the ensuing explosions.
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HM NumberHM9I5
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Marker NumberS 34
Year Placed2000
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 5:22am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 286723 N 4127361
Decimal Degrees37.26841667, -77.40530000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 16.105', W 77° 24.318'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 16' 6.30" N, 77° 24' 19.08" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 501-507 Old Town Dr, Colonial Heights VA 23834, US
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