Parker's Battery

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Parkers Battery was part of the Confederate defenses known as the Howlett Line, and saw frequent battles. It was occupied by Confederate forces until the fall of Petersburg, and some may still remain today. Witnesses describe apparitions of soldiers in the bunkers, and the soldiers are said to look either very unhappy or very confused.

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Ware Bottom Spring Rd and Ramblewood Dr
Chester, VA
United States

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37.34907804477016, -77.39423990249634
Chesterfield County, Virginia
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  1. Pamela K. Kinney  |  

    No bunkers–just earthworks. Yes, people have heard thing and I’ve gotten a figure in a photo, voices over my ghost box and heard footsteps (this happened one of the three days of the anniversary of the battle in June). Much of my current and others’ experiences will be in my ghost book coming out in August 2015 by Schiffer Publishing. Paranormal Petersburg, Virginia, and the Tri-Cities Area.

  2. Steve williams  |  

    Please do not go here!! My brother and i went there on july 12th at 3am and we were walking through the trail. He screamed and when i looked back he was gone. We have not seen him since. His name is darrell williams. Rip
    This is one of the most haunted places in america and the things i saw and whitnessed are horrifying. Do not go at night!!!!

  3. Hate that I must share this fact, but back in 2011-2012 I went into parkers battery “afterhours” with a girlfriend of mine. Laid under the stars and “such” on the near by outskirts of the earthworks on the western side of the site in an open field on the tree line. Heard ruffling through leaves and twigs snapping in the wooded area where the battle grounds lie. Heard faint, eerie screams from within. Remember specifically the words that were actually very clear and extremely comprehensible being shouted, “we must get back to the James. ” I’m not into paranormal or ghost stories, but this was one place I will always remember because of what I heard and experienced for the first time. Witnessing the events of that night. It was around 1130pm to you ghost hunter folks. Try it out, maybe you’ll experience it too.

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