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Colonial Heights, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Dunlop's Station

 
 
Dunlop's Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 22, 2008
1. Dunlop's Station Marker
Inscription. At the nearby junction of the Richmond and Petersburg Railroad and the Confederate military spur line to Ettrick, stood Dunlop's Station, a Confederate telegraph post and supply depot. During the siege of Petersburg, southbound passengers were detrained here to avoid Federal shells that endangered travel over the Appomattox River railroad bridge to the south. On 2 April 1865, surplus ammunition was moved here as the Confederates prepared to evacuate Petersburg. During the night of 2 April, the ammunition trains were blown up. Despite warnings, civilians climbed aboard the cars in search of food and clothing and many were killed in the ensuing explosions.
 
Erected 2000 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number S 34.)
 
Location. 37° 16.105′ N, 77° 24.318′ W. Marker is in Colonial Heights, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of East Ellerslie Drive and Old Town Drive, on the right when traveling east on East Ellerslie Drive. 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. Dunlop Station (a few steps from this marker); Ellerslie (approx. 0.2 miles away);
Dunlop Station Markers image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
2. Dunlop Station Markers
a different marker also named Ellerslie (approx. 0.2 miles away); Electric Railway (approx. 0.8 miles away); "Brave to Madness" (approx. one mile away); Battle of Swift Creek (approx. 1.1 miles away); Union Army Checked (approx. 1.3 miles away); Swift Creek Battlefield: A Landscape of Change (approx. 1.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Colonial Heights.
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,316 times since then and 87 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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