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

The Battle of White Oak Road

The Walking Trail

 
 
The Battle of White Oak Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 22, 2006
1. The Battle of White Oak Road Marker
Inscription. Welcome to the Civil War Preservation Trustís White Oak Road Battlefield! The battlefield walking trail is a two-thirds-of-a-mile path that takes you past six wayside signs interpreting the 1865 battle, the remains of the Confederate earthworks, and two well preserved gun emplacements. Allow one hour to walk this trail.

The trail has a hard-packed walking surface; please do not stray from this trail. Beware of ticks and snakes that thrive in the woods surrounding the trail. Please stay off the earthworks to preserve them for future visitors.

Most importantly, please enjoy your time in these beautiful woods and reflect that this experience would have been significantly different if this land had been paved over to build a shopping mall or subdivision. To help CWPT preserve other battlefields like White Oak Road, please call 1-888-606-1400.

The Roller-Bottimore Foundation generously contributed to interpretation at CWPTís Petersburg-area battlefields.
Help Preserve Battlefields, Call CWPT at 1-888-606-1403. www.civilwar.org

 
Erected by Civil War Preservation Trust.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Battlefield Trails - Civil War marker series.
 
Location. 37° 
Civil War Preservation Trust image. Click for more information.
2. Civil War Preservation Trust
9.13′ N, 77° 32.96′ W. Marker is in Petersburg, Virginia, in Dinwiddie County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of White Oak Road and Clairborne Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in the parking lot of the White Oak Road Battlefield. 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. A different marker also named The Battle of White Oak Road (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named The Battle of White Oak Road (within shouting distance of this marker); White Oak Road Engagement (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Battle of White Oak Road (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); 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.
 
More about this marker. The upper right of the marker contains a map of the White Oak Road Battlefield walking trail.
 
Related markers.
CWPT White Oak Road Battlefield Sign image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 22, 2006
3. CWPT White Oak Road Battlefield Sign
Marker is located in the parking lot of the White Oak Road Battlefield.
Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Virtual Tour by Markers of the White Oak Road Battlefield. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .
1. White Oak Road. The Civil War Siege of Petersburg. (Submitted on December 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Saving Americaís Threatened Civil War Battlefields. Civil War Preservation Trust (Submitted on December 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
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The Battle of White Oak Road Walking Trail image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 22, 2006
4. The Battle of White Oak Road Walking Trail
This photo was taken on the walking trail, not far from the marker.
Walking Trail Map from Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 22, 2006
5. Walking Trail Map from Marker
 
 
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