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Petersburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Battle of Petersburg

25 April 1781

 

East Hill

 
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By Bernard Fisher, March 29, 2009
1. Battle of Petersburg Marker
Inscription.  To the west stood East Hill (Bollingbrook), home of the widow Mary Marshall Tabb Bolling. After the 25 Apr. 1781 Battle of Petersburg, British Maj. Gen. William Phillips and Brig. Gen. Benedict Arnold located their headquarters at the house. The British reoccupied it on 9 May, after returning from Richmond. The following day, Maj. Gen. Lafayette shelled Petersburg, from the heights on the north bank of the Appomattox River. After becoming gravely ill, Phillips died there on 13 May. Lieut. Gen. Charles Cornwallis marched into town on 20 May, uniting his force with Arnold's and kept his headquarters at East Hill until he departed on 24 May.
 
Erected 2005 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number QA-22.)
 
Location. 37° 13.852′ N, 77° 23.858′ W. Marker is in Petersburg, Virginia. Marker is on North Madison Street 0.1 miles north of East Washington Street (U.S. 301), on the left when traveling north. The marker is in the parking lot of the Southside Virginia Family YMCA. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Petersburg VA 23803, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Battle of Petersburg Marker on N Madison St (facing north) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 29, 2009
2. Battle of Petersburg Marker on N Madison St (facing north)
are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Battle of Petersburg (a few steps from this marker); East Hill (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lincoln In Petersburg (approx. 0.2 miles away); Petersburg Volunteers 1812 (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Petersburg (approx. mile away); Ladies Confederate Hospital (approx. mile away); Bollingbrook Hotel (approx. 0.3 miles away); Courthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Petersburg.
 
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Categories. Colonial EraWar, US Revolutionary
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 4, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 984 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 4, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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