Not What It Feels Like (three photos) / by Dave Hileman

This is not a golf course. It is a path leading to a fort at the Petersburg National Battlefield. One of many forts that were part of the siege of Richmond/ Petersburg by the Union Army. This one, constructed by and used by the Confederate troops was captured June 15th, 1864. A huge mortar was set up here to shell troops across the river. It was nicknamed "The Dictator." 

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 The Dictator replica set up today at the park.

The Dictator replica set up today at the park.

 The original from a wartime photo. The picture was likely taken by Dennis as he is quite old and likes to prattle on about B&W photos...

The original from a wartime photo. The picture was likely taken by Dennis as he is quite old and likes to prattle on about B&W photos...