May 1864-April 1865First named Ft. Howlett, the battery was renamed after Col. Olin M. Dantzler, who was killed on June 2, 1864, in an attempt to capture Ft. Dutton. Leading the 22nd South Carolina Inf. the attack failed. Battery Dantzler played a major role in keeping the Union Navy down river. The Battery was abandoned on June 16th 1864, to send troops to Petersburg and retaken that night. Because of this battery and others along the river the Dutch Gap Canal was started on August 10th 1864, and was never opened until after the war. Several attempts were made by the Confederate Navy to break the Union Blockade, all of which failed. On April 2nd 1865, the Battery was abandoned, the men joining in the surrender at Appomattox CH. on April 9, 1865.
|Series||This marker is part of the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans series|
|Placed By||Sons of Confederate Veterans and Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 11:55pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 288184 N 4137404|
|Decimal Degrees||37.35920000, -77.39170000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 21.552', W 77° 23.502'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 21' 33.12" N, 77° 23' 30.12" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1820 Battery Dantzler Ct, Chester VA 23836, US|
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