Fort Howard (3)

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Fort Howard (3) (1864-1865) - A Union U.S. Civil War Fort established in 1864 near Petersburg, Virginia. Abandoned in 1865 at the end of the war.

History of Fort Howard

Established in 1864 as a Union U.S. Civil War fort along the Union seige line of Petersburg, Virginia. This earthworks fort was located to the south of Petersburg between Fort Hays to the east and Fort Wadsworth to the west. These forts were connected by a line of entrenchments and two gun batteries between each of them. The two Union batteries between Fort Howard and Fort Hays were Battery XXV and Battery XXIV. The two Union batteries between Fort Howard and Fort Wadsworth were Battery XXVI and Battery XXVII

Fort Howard was abandoned in 1865 at the end of the war.

Current Status

Unknown.


Location: Petersburg, Petersburg City, Virginia. Map point is approximate.

Maps & Images

Lat: 37.17371 Long: -77.395

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Visited: Area 2 Apr 2012


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