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

Battle of Five Forks

 
 
Battle of Five Forks Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, May 10, 2009
1. Battle of Five Forks Marker
Inscription. Four miles south is the battlefield of Five Forks. To that point Pickett retired from Dinwiddie Courthouse in the night of March 31, 1865. Sheridan, following, attacked him in the afternoon of April 1, 1865. The Confederates, outnumbered and surrounded, were overwhelmed. This defeat broke Lee's line of defense around Petersburg and forced him to retreat.
 
Erected 1929 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number K 307.)
 
Location. 37° 11.132′ N, 77° 38.391′ W. Marker is in Church Road, Virginia, in Dinwiddie County. Marker is at the intersection of Cox Road and Courthouse Road, on the right when traveling west on Cox Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Church Road VA 23833, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Colonel John Banister (approx. 3 miles away); Crawford’s Sweep (approx. 3 miles away); A Final Stand (approx. 3.1 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of Five Forks (approx. 3.3 miles away); Death of Pegram (approx. 3.3 miles away); Digging In
Battle of Five Forks Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, May 10, 2009
2. Battle of Five Forks Marker
(approx. 3.3 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Five Forks (approx. 3.3 miles away); Five Forks Battlefield (approx. 3.3 miles away).
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,542 times since then and 120 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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