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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. Across the road here ran the main line of Confederate works, built by Longstreet besieging Suffolk, April, 1863. He abandoned the siege and rejoined Lee at Fredericksburg.
 
Erected 1946 by Virginia Conseration Commission. (Marker Number K 259.)
 
Location. 36° 45.547′ N, 76° 35.2′ W. Marker is in Suffolk, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street (U.S. 460) and Godwin Boulevard, on the right when traveling north on North Main Street. 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 3 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. 1.4 miles away); Riddick’s Folly (approx. 1.5 miles away); First Suffolk Church (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Site of the First Church (approx. 1.6 miles away); a different marker also named Siege of Suffolk (approx. 1.7 miles away); Booker T. Washington High School (approx. 2.2 miles away); Mr. Peanut (approx. 2.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Suffolk.
 
Also see . . .
1. Cincinnati Civil War Round Table. “Pork
Siege of Suffolk Marker at "Elephant Fork" (facing north) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 18, 2009
2. Siege of Suffolk Marker at "Elephant Fork" (facing north)
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.) 

2. CWSAC Battle Summary. Suffolk (Norfleet House Battery), April 13-15, 1863 (Submitted on April 22, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Nansemond River (1.5 miles east of marker) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 18, 2009
3. Nansemond River (1.5 miles east of marker)
View upstream towards the Confederate Norfleet House Battery.
Nansemond River (1.5 miles east of marker) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 18, 2009
4. Nansemond River (1.5 miles east of marker)
View downstream towards the site of Union Fort Connecticut.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,575 times since then and 129 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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