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Petersburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Blandford Church and Cemetery
 
Blandford Church and Cemetery Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2007
1. Blandford Church and Cemetery Marker
 
Inscription. The brick church on Well’s Hill, now known as Old Blandford Church, was built between 1734 and 1737, the British General Phillips was buried in the churchyard in 1781. In the cemetery is a monument to Captain McRae and the Petersburg Volunteers, who at Fort Meigs in 1813 won for Petersburg the name of the “Cockade City of the Union.” Soldiers of six wars rest here, among them 30,000 Confederates.
 
Erected 1931 by Virginia Conservation & Development Commission - For the City of Petersburg. (Marker Number QA 11.)
 
Location. 37° 13.562′ N, 77° 23.305′ W. Marker is in Petersburg, Virginia. Marker is on Crater Road (U.S. 460), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Petersburg VA 23803, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle of Petersburg (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Petersburg (here, next to this marker); Blandford Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of the Crater - Covered Way (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Petersburg (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Petersburg (approx. 0.6 miles away); Massachusetts (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Petersburg (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Petersburg.
 
Old Blandford Church Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2007
2. Old Blandford Church
This old church is surrounded by the Blandford Cemetery.
 

 
Also see . . .  Old Blandford Church. (Submitted on March 24, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Gen. Philips Grave Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2007
3. Gen. Philips Grave
This is the grave of British Maj. Gen. William Philips, who died May 13, 1781, shortly after the Battle of Petersburg.
 
 
Blandford Cemetery Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2007
4. Blandford Cemetery
Soldiers of six wars are burried in the Blandford Cemetery.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on March 24, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,002 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 24, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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