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

Battle of Dinwiddie Court House

 
 
Battle of Dinwiddie Court House Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, March 29, 2009
1. Battle of Dinwiddie Court House Marker
Inscription. (front)
In Memoriam
Battle of Dinwiddie Court House

Dedicated to the Confederate and Union soldiers who gave their lives in the Battle of Dinwiddie Court House, sometimes called Chamberlain’s Bed, in the last brief victory of the Army of Northern Virginia, March 31, 1865. General Sheridan’s troops were defeated and forced back to Dinwiddie Court House by the Confederates led by Generals Pickett, W.H.F. Lee and Fitzhugh Lee.

The last rebel yells were heard here. General Sheridan rallied with reinforcements the next day, April 1st, to practically end the war when the Union won overwhelmingly at nearby Five Forks, sometimes called the “Waterloo of the Confederacy.” This led to the evacuation of Petersburg and Richmond on April 2, 1865, with the surrender coming a few days later at Appomattox, on April 9, 1865.

Erected by the Confederate Memorial Association of Dinwiddie County on July 31,1972.

(reverse)
Main Battles and Dates of Civil War Fought in Dinwiddie County 1861–1865

I. Reams – June 29, 1864
I. Weldon Railroad – August 18-21, 1864
II. Weldon Railroad (Globe Tavern) August 18-21, 1864
II. Reams – August 25, 1864
Peebles Farm, Polar Springs Church, Pegram Farm, Wyatt Farm
September
Dinwiddie Court House Marker (reverse) Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, March 29, 2009
2. Dinwiddie Court House Marker (reverse)
29 – October 1, 1864
September 30 – October 2, 1864
Burgess Mill – October 27, 1864
Hatcher’s Run – December 8, 1864 (Skirmish)
February 5 – 7, 1865 (Battle)
Gravelly Run (Quaker Road, Monks Neck Bridge) – March 29, 1865
Dinwiddie Court House or Chamberlain’s Bed – March 31, 1865
White Oak Road – March 31, 1865
Five Forks – April 1, 1865
Sutherland – April 2, 1865
Ft. Gregg and Ft. Baldwin – April 2, 1865

Dinwiddie County
Scene of forty-nine battles, engagements, and skirmishes, with over fifty miles of fortifications and sixty forts and batteries.
 
Erected 1972 by Confederate Memorial Association of Dinwiddie County.
 
Location. 37° 4.64′ N, 77° 35.232′ W. Marker is in Dinwiddie, Virginia, in Dinwiddie County. Marker is on Sycamore Drive 0.1 miles south of Boydton Plank Road (U.S. 1), on the left when traveling south. Click for map. The marker is located on the lawn in front of Dinwiddie Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Dinwiddie VA 23841, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dinwiddie Court House (a few steps from this marker); Early Education in Dinwiddie County
Dinwiddie Court House circa 1851. Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, March 29, 2009
3. Dinwiddie Court House circa 1851.
(within shouting distance of this marker); The War of 1812 / Winfield Scott (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Scott's Law Office (about 500 feet away); Dinwiddie Courthouse (about 500 feet away); Vaughan Road (approx. 0.4 miles away); Chamberlain's Bed (approx. one mile away but has been reported missing); Campaign of 1781 (approx. 1.4 miles away but has been reported missing). Click for a list of all markers in Dinwiddie.
 
Also see . . .  CWSAC Battle Summary. Dinwiddie Court House. (Submitted on April 5, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Dinwiddie Confederate Soldiers Monument. Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, March 29, 2009
4. Dinwiddie Confederate Soldiers Monument.
In memory of Dinwiddie’s Confederate soldiers, that their heroic deeds sublime, self-sacrifice and undying devotion to duty and country may never be forgotten. November 27, 1909.
Nearby Calvary Episcopal Church circa 1840. Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, March 29, 2009
5. Nearby Calvary Episcopal Church circa 1840.
Grave of Unkown Soldiers (Union) at Calvary Church. Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, March 29, 2009
6. Grave of Unkown Soldiers (Union) at Calvary Church.
Buried in this area, ten Unknown Soldiers killed in the Battle of Dinwiddie Court House March 31, 1865
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,134 times since then and 138 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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