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

White Oak Road Engagement

31 March 1865

 
 
White Oak Road Engagement Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 22, 2006
1. White Oak Road Engagement Marker
Inscription. Union forces belonging to the V Corps, under Maj. Gen. Gouverneur K. Warren, sought to seize the White Oak Road and sever the Confederate line of communication with Maj. Gen. George E. Pickett’s detachment near Five Forks, four miles west. From here Gen. Robert E. Lee personally supervised the counterattack to Gravelly Run by Lt. Gen. Richard H. Anderson’s corps. After a brief success, the Confederates were forced back into these entrenchments as Warren’s men gained the important roadway.
 
Erected 1991 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number S-81.)
 
Location. 37° 9.098′ N, 77° 32.983′ W. Marker is near Petersburg, Virginia, in Dinwiddie County. Marker is at the intersection of White Oak Road and Clairborne Road, on the right when traveling west on White Oak Road. Click for map. Marker is on the northeast corner of the intersection of White Oak Road and Clairborne Road. 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. The Battle of White Oak Road (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Battle of White Oak Road (within shouting distance
CWPT White Oak Road Battlefield Sign Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 22, 2006
2. CWPT White Oak Road Battlefield Sign
The White Oak Battlefield is on land owned by the Civil War Preservation Trust. The marker can be seen in the background of the photo, behind the CWPT sign.
of this marker); a different marker also named The Battle of White Oak Road (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named The Battle of White Oak Road (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named The Battle of White Oak Road (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of White Oak Road (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of White Oak Road (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gravelly Run Quaker Meeting House (approx. 1.6 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.) 
 
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Confederate Earthworks on White Oak Road Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 22, 2006
3. Confederate Earthworks on White Oak Road
These are the earthworks attacked by Warren's troops on March 31, 1865. They are located along a trail that begins near the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 843 times since then and 56 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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