Davis 91.1a The Crater

February 11, 2015 Roanoke Public Libraries

Roanoke Public Libraries posted a photo:

Davis 91.1a The Crater

Photographer: George C. Davis Collection
Year: Circa 1930
Size and Format: 8x10 Photograph
Notes: 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..
Rights Info: Please contact the Virginia Room at 540.853.2073 for permission to use.
Repository: Roanoke Public Libraries, Virginia Room www.roanokeva.gov/virginiaroom
Digital File Name: Davis 91.1a The Crater
ID Number: Davis 91.1a

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