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

Chamberlain's Bed

 
 
Chamberlain's Bed Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 29, 2009
1. Chamberlain's Bed Marker
Inscription. That stream flows into Stony Creek a mile west. On March 31, 1865, Pickett and W.H.F. Lee, coming from Five Forks, forced a passage of Chamberlain's Bed in the face of Sheridan's troops, who were driven back to Dinwiddie Courthouse.
 
Erected 1929 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number S 56.)
 
Location. Marker has been confirmed missing. It was likely located near 37° 4.078′ N, 77° 36.115′ W. Marker was in Dinwiddie, Virginia, in Dinwiddie County. Marker was on Boydton Plank Road (U.S. 1) 0.2 miles north of Gatewood Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker was 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 location, measured as the crow flies. Campaign of 1781 (approx. 0.4 miles away but has been reported missing); Dinwiddie Courthouse (approx. one mile away); Scott's Law Office (approx. one mile away); Dinwiddie Court House (approx. one mile away); Battle of Dinwiddie Court House (approx. one mile away); Early Education in Dinwiddie County (approx. one mile away); The War of 1812 / Winfield Scott (approx. 1.1 miles away); Vaughan Road (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Dinwiddie.
 
More about this marker.
Chamberlain's Bed Marker on Boydton Plank Road (facing south). image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 29, 2009
2. Chamberlain's Bed Marker on Boydton Plank Road (facing south).
The Virginia Department of Historic Resources announced the retirement of this marker on July 16, 2015. There are no immediate plans for its replacement.
 
Also see . . .
1. CWSAC Battle Summary. Dinwiddie Court House. (Submitted on April 6, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Union General Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain. “Chamberlain, however, would survive the wound, and return to the front in time to play a pivotal role in the Appomattox Campaign. On April 12, 1865, Brigadier General Chamberlain received the Confederate surrender of arms. Rising to the occasion, the general ordered his men to salute their vanquished foes. ” (Submitted on July 16, 2015.) 

3. State Retires Two Historical Highway Markers in Dinwiddie County. (Submitted on July 16, 2015.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Chamberlain's Bed at Fitzgerald's Ford. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 29, 2009
3. Chamberlain's Bed at Fitzgerald's Ford.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,193 times since then and 183 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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