Petersburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Battle of Petersburg
to Pocahontas Bridge
April 25, 1781
Here was fought the opening engagement of the decisive campaign of the revolution. 1000 American militia under Steuben, Muhlenberg, Dick and House opposed 2500 British under Phillips, Arnold and Abercrombie.
Erected by Frances Bland Randolph Chapter D.A.R. July 1927.
Erected 1927 by Frances Bland Randolph Chapter D.A.R.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
Location. 37° 13.562′ N, 77° 23.305′ W. Marker is in Petersburg, Virginia. Marker is on Crater Road (U.S. 460), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located in front of the Blandford Cemetery. 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. A different marker also named Battle of Petersburg (here, next to this marker); Blandford Church and Cemetery (here, next to this marker); Blandford Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of the Crater - Covered Way (approx. 0.4 miles Battle of Petersburg (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Petersburg (approx. 0.6 miles away); Massachusetts (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Petersburg (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Petersburg.
Also see . . . Battle of Petersburg. City of Petersburg. (Submitted on March 24, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
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