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Pickadat Corner in Chesterfield County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Union Army Checked

 
 
Union Army Checked Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 22, 2008
1. Union Army Checked Marker
Inscription. Here the Army of the James, moving on Petersburg, May 9, 1864, was checked by the Confederate defenses on the creek and turned northward.
 
Erected 1927 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number 25-S.)
 
Location. 37° 17.171′ N, 77° 24.692′ W. Marker is in Pickadat Corner, Virginia, in Chesterfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Jefferson Davis Highway (U.S. 1 / 301) and Harrowgate Road (State Highway 144), on the right when traveling north on Jefferson Davis Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Colonial Heights VA 23834, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Swift Creek Battlefield: A Landscape of Change (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Swift Creek (approx. 0.2 miles away); "Brave to Madness" (approx. mile away); Electric Railway (approx. half a mile away); Redwater Creek Engagement (approx. 0.7 miles away); Union Army Railroad Raids (approx. 0.8 miles away); Advance on Petersburg (approx. 0.8 miles away); Ellerslie (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Pickadat Corner.
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Swift Creek. Brief
Union Army Checked Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 22, 2008
2. Union Army Checked Marker
discussion of the battle and nearby action. (Submitted on December 23, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Swift Creek Battlefield Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 22, 2008
3. Swift Creek Battlefield
Looking from the marker location to the south at the Swift Creek bridge. The Federals occupied positions roughly were the marker is located today, across the ridge line overlooking the creek. The Confederates blocked the advance further south with defensive works on the south side of the creek.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 768 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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