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The Battle of The Crater, July 30, 1864: Positions of the 22nd and 23rd South Carolina Regiments After the Mine Explosion: Official Records


The distance from A to B three chains and fifty links, or seventy-seven yards, and fifty links more to the first gun blown up on the right at letter C. Pit or crater at D. Dirt thrown out as far as the barricade made by the enemy in rear of gun-chamber at B. Letter A represents the barricade thrown up by the Twenty-third South Carolina Volunteers.a Letter E represents the junction of the Twenty-third and Twenty-second before the explosion.


a After the explosion the greater portion of the survivors of the Twenty-second South Carolina Volunteers retired to cavalier line; the remainder came to the Twenty-third South Carolina, which after the explosion extended to the left and made the barracade at A, as marked above.



  1. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 1 (Serial Number 80), page 799
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