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Battery Dantzler

Subfacility of Civil War Sites


Battery Dantzler Layout (PDF)

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  1. Interpretive Signage
  2. Trails

About Battery Dantzler

This Confederate battery is the northern end of the Howlett Line that bottled up Butler’s forces on the Bermuda Hundred peninsula. The fort was named for Col. Olin Miller Dantzler, 22d South Carolina Infantry, who was killed in action nearby. In January 1865, the Battle of Trent’s Reach, one of the last naval actions of the war, took place at the foot of Battery Dantzler. During the battle, three Confederate ironclads were stopped when they tried to force their way downriver to attack Grant’s supply base at City Point. The site has an excellent view of the old James River channel and a handicap-accessible viewing platform is located near the parking area.

See the Park Layout (PDF)

Park Amenities

  • Interpretive Signage
  • Trail and Boardwalk (0.1 mile)

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