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

Burgess Mill

 
 
Burgess Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 29, 2009
1. Burgess Mill Marker
Inscription. An old mill stood here, with earthworks. On October 27, 1864, General Hancock, coming from the south, attempted to cross the run here and reach the Southside Railroad. He was supported on the east by Warren's (Fifth) Corps. The Confederates, crossing the run from the north side, intervened between the two Union forces and drove them back.
 
Erected 1946 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number S 51.)
 
Location. 37° 9.179′ N, 77° 31.042′ W. Marker is near Petersburg, Virginia, in Dinwiddie County. Marker is on Boydton Plank Road (U.S. 1) 0.3 miles north of White Oak Road, on the right when traveling north. 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. Hatcher's Run (a few steps from this marker); Cattle (Beefsteak) Raid (approx. 0.3 miles away); White Oak Road (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gravelly Run Quaker Meeting House (approx. 1.2 miles away); Raceland (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Battle of White Oak Road (approx.
Burgess Mill Marker on Boydton Plank Road (facing north). image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 29, 2009
2. Burgess Mill Marker on Boydton Plank Road (facing north).
1.6 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of White Oak Road (approx. 1.6 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of White Oak Road (approx. 1.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Petersburg.
 
Also see . . .  CWSAC Battle Summary. Boydton Plank Road (Burgess' Mill). (Submitted on April 6, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Hatcher's Run Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher
3. Hatcher's Run Marker
Markers were recently moved to the west side of US 1.
Hatcher's Run at the Boydton Plank Road. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 29, 2009
4. Hatcher's Run at the Boydton Plank Road.
Jordan Lake near the site of Burgess Mill. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 29, 2009
5. Jordan Lake near the site of Burgess Mill.
 
 
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