In the Petersburg National Battlefield where the "battle of the crater" took place on July 30, 1864. Union troops dug a tunnel under Confederate lines and filled it with explosives. The resulting expolsion created a crater 170 feet long 60 feet wide and 30 feet deep. Advancing Union troops became traped in the crater and were slaughtered, almost 6,000 Union soldiers were killed.
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Highest point : Mount Rogers, 5,729 feet
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Admitted to Union : June 25, 1788
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