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

Fort Davis

 
 
Fort Davis Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 22, 2008
1. Fort Davis Marker
Inscription. On this site in June, 1864 General U.S. Grant gained control of the Jerusalem Plank Road.
 
Location. 37° 11.575′ N, 77° 22.462′ W. Marker is in Petersburg, Virginia. Marker is on Crater Road (U.S. 301), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located at the sally port entrance to Fort Davis, in a city park. Marker is in this post office area: Petersburg VA 23805, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Fort Davis (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Col. George W. Gowen Monument (approx. 0.8 miles away); Lincoln In Petersburg (approx. 0.8 miles away); Pennsylvania Monument (approx. 0.8 miles away); Old Men and Boys of Petersburg (approx. 0.9 miles away); Fort Hays (approx. 0.9 miles away); Joshua L. Chamberlain Promoted “On The Spot” (approx. one mile away); Battery 31 (approx. 1.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Petersburg.
 
Also see . . .  The Siege of Petersburg. Page offering details of the various stages of the siege. (Submitted on December 24, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Sally Port of Fort Davis Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 22, 2008
2. Sally Port of Fort Davis
The Moat and Exterior of Fort Davis Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 22, 2008
3. The Moat and Exterior of Fort Davis
Interior of Fort Davis Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 22, 2008
4. Interior of Fort Davis
Looking at the northwest corner of the fort.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,178 times since then and 75 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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