The Battle of the Crater 1864

#OnThisDay 1864 A Union Army mine was detonated under Confederate lines at the Battle of the Crater, creating a crater 130 ft long, 60 ft wide & 30ft deep. Irish man Jerry Sullivan from 57th Mass. Inf. rushed in & was never seen again. The Union lost the battle.

ANTS Crater

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