Confederate Fort Whitworth

Confederate Fort Whitworth (HM9NG)

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

N 37° 12.309', W 77° 27.596'

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Named for the Whitworth family of Mayfield, the farm on which it was built, this outpost (a quarter-mile east) and Fort Gregg, 400 yards to the south, were constructed to protect the western approaches to Petersburg during the 1864-1865 siege. On 2 April 1865, when Gen. U.S. Grant's army attacked the city after turning Gen. R.E. Lee's flank at Five Forks the day before, the forts were the scene of intense fighting. The Union XXIV Corps captured the two positions, suffering 714 casualties. The Confederates lost about 300 men in a stubborn defense that delayed the Union advance for two hours, enabling Lee to withdraw his army safely that night and begin the westward march that ended a week later at Appomattox Court House.
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HM NumberHM9NG
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Marker NumberS 82
Year Placed1994
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 10:45am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 281696 N 4120465
Decimal Degrees37.20515000, -77.45993333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 12.309', W 77° 27.596'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 12' 18.54" N, 77° 27' 35.76" W
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Area Code(s)804, 434, 757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4902 Boydton Plank Rd, Petersburg VA 23803, US
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