Great work! There were a lot of good photographs taken of Forts Sedgwick and Mahone by Mathew Brady; Sedgwick was actually the most photographed fort at Petersburg. Sedgwick was called "Fort Hell" because it was so close to enemy lines and constantly drew artillery and sharpshooter fire. It was located along the Jerusalem Plank road. The Confederate Fort Mahone, named "Fort Damation" was only a few hundred yards northeast of Fort Sedgwick.
Here are the links to a couple of good maps of the fort
Great Job.........Looks like they had a fireplace for food or heat....
this is cool, I dont think Ive seen this fort before, you did a good job on it!!!!
Some of the forts around Petersburg are still very well preserved, such as Fort Stedman and Haskell, Fort Gregg, Fort Harrison, etc. I am not sure what has become of Fort Sedgwick or Mahone, although I don't think they still exist, at least not intact.Thanks for the compliments and the link. This image was a customer request and it was interesting to dig around in the picture (as it usually is) and see the details in the full size version. I think it is really a shame that none of these forts survive. I've been to Fort McCallister in Savannah and I really think it is one of the more interesting CW locations because it is so organic. A location like this would really be able to put you so much more in the moment if you could visit it today. The map helps though.
Some of the forts around Petersburg are still very well preserved, such as Fort Stedman and Haskell, Fort Gregg, Fort Harrison, etc. I am not sure what has become of Fort Sedgwick or Mahone, although I don't think they still exist, at least not intact.
wow thanks for the info, its amazing there were so close to each other, and then you were stuck there dug in to the ground, it would be like a living cemetery , how terribly awful.
Another stereo view from my collection, this one taken well after the war.