Near Petersburg in Dinwiddie County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Siege of Petersburg—Grant's Fifth Oﬀensive
September 29 - October 2, 1864 Battle of Peebles’ Farm
Simultaneously attacked at both cities, Confederate General Robert E. Lee came very close to abandoning Petersburg. But by the end of Grant's fifth offensive Lee still held both cities and Grant had tightened the noose around Petersburg and Richmond.
map represents situation in September 1864
September 29-30,1864—Union forces capture New Market Heights and Confederate Fort Harrison. Lee orders nearly half his troops around Petersburg to march north to Richmond's defense.
September 29-October 2,1864—When Grant struck here south of Petersburg Lee turned around some of his troops to meet this new threat.
Erected by Petersburg National Battlefield.
Location. 37° 10.466′ N, 77° 27.206′ W. Marker is near Petersburg, Virginia, in Dinwiddie County. Marker is at the intersection of Flank Road and Church Road (Virginia Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Petersburg VA 23803, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Largest Fort (within shouting distance of this marker); Petersburg Battlefields (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Petersburg Battlefields (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Petersburg Battlefields (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Petersburg Battlefields (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fort Conahey (approx. 0.4 miles away); A Mysterious Historic Feature (approx. one mile away); “A Great Struggle is Now Impending” (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Petersburg.
Also see . . . Petersburg National Battlefield. National Park Service. (Submitted on October 18, 2014.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 427 times since then and 40 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.