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    The Crater.  To help break the stalemate at Petersburg, Lt. Col. Henry Pleasants offered to use his troops to construct an explosive mine underneath the Confederate fortifications.  The explosive packed mine was detonated on July 30, 1864.  The sluggish Union advance into the smoldering crater quickly bogged down and was later driven back by Confederate troops under the command of Brig. Gen. William Mahone.

    Did you Know?  That the Battle of the Crater figured prominently in the opening scenes of the 2003 movie, Cold Mountain.

  • Sorry, that's incorrect
    Answer:

    The Crater.  To help break the stalemate at Petersburg, Lt. Col. Henry Pleasants offered to use his troops to construct an explosive mine underneath the Confederate fortifications.  The explosive packed mine was detonated on July 30, 1864.  The sluggish Union advance into the smoldering crater quickly bogged down and was later driven back by Confederate troops under the command of Brig. Gen. William Mahone.

    Did you Know?  That the Battle of the Crater figured prominently in the opening scenes of the 2003 movie, Cold Mountain.

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