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Petersburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

East Hill

 
 
East Hill Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2006
1. East Hill Marker
Inscription. On the hilltop to the south is the site of East Hill, also known as Bollingbrook. There the British General Phillips, Benedict Arnold and Lord Cornwallis stayed in April and May, 1781. The house was bombarded by Lafayette, May 10, 1781. There Phillips died, May 13, 1781.
 
Erected 1931 by Virginia Conservation & Development Commission for the City of Petersburg. (Marker Number QA 13.)
 
Location. 37° 13.921′ N, 77° 23.985′ W. Marker is in Petersburg, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of 4th Street and E Bank Street, on the right when traveling north on 4th Street. Click for map. Marker is located on the southeast corner of the intersection of 4th Street and E Bank Street. 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. Ladies Confederate Hospital (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battle of Petersburg (about 700 feet away); Lincoln In Petersburg (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Battle of Petersburg (about 700 feet away); Petersburg Volunteers 1812 (approx.
East Hill or Bollingbrook Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2006
2. East Hill or Bollingbrook
This house served as headquarters of the British on two separate occasions in 1781. As the house was being bombarded by Lafayette’s forces, British Maj. Gen. William Phillips commented from his deathbed that the Americans would not even let him die in peace.
0.2 miles away); Bollingbrook Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Courthouse (approx. ¼ mile away); South Side Station (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Petersburg.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Blanford, also called the Battle of Petersburg. (Submitted on April 23, 2016.)
 
Additional keywords. Battle of Petersburg
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Grave of British Gen. Phillips Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2006
3. Grave of British Gen. Phillips
British Maj. Gen. William Phillips died at East Hill shortly after the Battle of Petersburg. He is buried in Blandford Cemetery, about a mile southeast of the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 773 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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