Petersburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
On March 25 1865 from this salient General John B. Gordon led a body of picked men to surprise and capture Fort Steadman
Location. 37° 13.876′ N, 77° 22.388′ W. Marker is in Petersburg, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Siege Road 1.6 miles south of East Washington Street (Virginia Route 36). Click for map. This marker is in Petersburg National Battlefield Park near the Eastern Front Driving Tour Stop #5 - Fort Stedman. It is located on the Colquitt's Salient Trail. Marker is in this post office area: Petersburg VA 23803, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wasted Valor (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gracie’s Salient (about 400 feet away); First Maine Heavy Artillery Monument (about 600 feet away); Hare House Site (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Stedman (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Stedman (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Final Effort (approx. 0.2 miles away); Siege of Petersburg—Lee Strikes Back (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Petersburg.
Also see . . . Petersburg National Battlefield. (Submitted on October 31, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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