Dimmock Battery 5 Captured and Reconfigured
LC613000. Dimmock Line. Original configuration of Confederate Battery 5, captured by Union forces on June 15, 1864. Plan drawn by Engineer Department, Army of the Potomac. The guns faced north and east. The Federals enclosed the rear of the battery and aimed their guns toward Petersburg and targets north of the Appomattox River.
Dimmock Battery No. 5 today, looking north, original Confederate configuration on the right, later Federal improvements on the left. Photo by D. Lowe, June 2021.
LC32401. [Cowan's independent battery, 1st N.Y., inside one of the rebel forts in front of Petersburg, 24th June 1864]," photographic print of image by Timothy O'Sullivan, showing Federal field guns in position in captured Confederate Battery 5. O'Sullivan and Brady were on site at the same time. O'Sullivan was working for Gardner at the time.