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Suffolk, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Siege of Suffolk

 
 
Siege of Suffolk Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 18, 2009
1. Siege of Suffolk Marker
Inscription. The town was occupied by Union Troops from May, 1862, until the end of the Civil War. Confederate forces under Longstreet unsuccessfully besieged Suffolk, from April 11, to May 3, 1863, when they withdrew across the James on Lee's orders.
 
Erected 1965 by Virginia State Library. (Marker Number K 252.)
 
Location. 36° 44.979′ N, 76° 34.99′ W. Marker is in Suffolk, Virginia. Marker is on North Main Street (U.S. 460) 0.3 miles south of Edgewood Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Suffolk VA 23434, 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 Siege of Suffolk (approx. 0.7 miles away); Early History of Suffolk (approx. ¾ mile away); Riddick’s Folly (approx. 0.9 miles away); First Suffolk Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Site of the First Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Siege of Suffolk (approx. one mile away); Booker T. Washington High School (approx. 1.6 miles away); Mr. Peanut (approx. 1.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Suffolk.
 
Also see . . .  Cincinnati Civil War Round Table.
Siege of Suffolk Marker on North Main Street (facing south). image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 18, 2009
2. Siege of Suffolk Marker on North Main Street (facing south).
“Pork Belly Politics or How Longstreet Brought Home the Bacon: James Longstreet and the Suffolk Campaign” by Thomas L. Breiner, Sept 16, 1999 (Submitted on April 22, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Union Fort Rosecrans 3 miles west of marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 18, 2009
3. Union Fort Rosecrans 3 miles west of marker
Fort Rosecrans on the Nasemond River. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 18, 2009
4. Fort Rosecrans on the Nasemond River.
Moat in front of Fort Rosecrans image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 18, 2009
5. Moat in front of Fort Rosecrans
Walls of Fort Rosecrans image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 18, 2009
6. Walls of Fort Rosecrans
Fort Rosecrans image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 18, 2009
7. Fort Rosecrans
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,416 times since then and 141 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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