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

White Oak Road

 
 
White Oak Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 22, 2006
1. White Oak Road Marker
Inscription. The extreme right of Lee’s line rested on this road, which was entrenched. General Warren, advancing against Lee’s works here, March 31, 1865, was driven back. Reinforced, Warren advanced again, forcing the Confederates to retire to the road. On it, six miles west, the Battle of Five Forks was fought next day, April 1, 1865.
 
Erected 1929 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number S-52.)
 
Location. 37° 8.896′ N, 77° 31.151′ W. Marker is in Petersburg, Virginia, in Dinwiddie County. Marker is at the intersection of Boydton Plank Road (U.S. 1) and White Oak Road, on the right when traveling north on Boydton Plank Road. 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cattle (Beefsteak) Raid (here, next to this marker); Burgess Mill (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hatcher's Run (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gravelly Run Quaker Meeting House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Raceland (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Battle of White Oak Road
Confederate Earthworks on White Oak Road image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 22, 2006
2. Confederate Earthworks on White Oak Road
These earthworks were attacked by Union troops on March 31, 1865. They are located several miles west of the marker, on land owned by the Civil War Preservation Trust.
(approx. 1.5 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of White Oak Road (approx. 1.5 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of White Oak Road (approx. 1.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Petersburg.
 
Also see . . .  White Oak Road. The Civil War Siege of Petersburg. (Submitted on December 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Notable EventsNotable PlacesWar, US Civil
 
Site of the Battle of Five Forks image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 22, 2006
3. Site of the Battle of Five Forks
This is the site of the Battle of Five Forks, which was fought on April 1, 1865, the day after the Battle of White Oak Road.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 857 times since then and 72 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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