Battery Dantzler

Battery Dantzler (HMB6E)

Location: Chester, VA 23836 Chesterfield County
Country: United States of America
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N 37° 21.218', W 77° 23.829'

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A half-mile northeast stands Battery Dantzler, named for Col. Olin Miller Dantzler, 22d South Carolina Infantry (killed in action nearby on 2 June 1864), and constructed in May-June 1864 to block the Union navy's approach to Richmond. The battery anchored the northern end of the Howlett Line, a series of Confederate earthworks cut across the Bermuda Hundred peninsula from Swift Creek on the south to the James River on the north. Battery Dantzler's artillery included two 7-inch Brooke rifles, two 8-inch smooth-bore Columbiads, and two coastal mortars. The battery operated until 2 April 1865, when it was abandoned and its naval garrison marched with Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia westward to Appomattox Court House.
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HM NumberHMB6E
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Marker NumberK 201
Year Placed1994
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 10:35pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 287686 N 4136798
Decimal Degrees37.35363333, -77.39715000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 21.218', W 77° 23.829'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 21' 13.08" N, 77° 23' 49.74" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1901 W Hundred Rd, Chester VA 23836, US
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