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Davis 91.1a The Crater

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Davis 91.1a The Crater.jpg

Dublin Core

Title

Davis 91.1a The Crater

Description

The Crater is the scene of the Battle of the Crater that occurred on 30 July 1864 as part of the Siege on Petersburg. Pennsylvania miners dug a 511 foot tunnel and placed a four ton charge of powder under Pegram's Confederate battery. The explosion killed over 300 confederates. Confederates rallied and and haulted the Union onslaught, killing over 500 Union soldiers.

Creator

George C. Davis Photography

Publisher

Roanoke Public Libraries

Date

Circa 1928

Rights

Please contact the Virginia Room at 540.853.2073 for permission to use.

Format

photograph

Type

Still Image

Identifier

Davis91.1a

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Original Format

Photograph

Citation

George C. Davis Photography, “Davis 91.1a The Crater,” Virginia Room Digital Collection, accessed January 22, 2021, http://www.virginiaroom.org/digital/document/Davis91.1a.