Near Petersburg in Dinwiddie County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Military Landscape
Pamplin Historical Park
On the morning of April 2, 1865 you would have been standing near the center of the battle that decided the nine-month campaign for Petersburg and Richmond. In the pre-dawn darkness of that spring morning, 14,000 Union soldiers attacked the Confederate defenses that still survive in the woods before you.
After examining the recreated fortifications ahead, continue your tour at the Battlefield Center. This museum contains exhibits and presentations that provide the background to the pivotal events of April 2, 1865. Then visit the Military Encampment and experience elements of a soldier’s life as demonstrated by costumed historians. Finally, explore the Breakthrough Trail, which winds across the historic landscape where the battle occurred.
Erected by Pamplin Historical Park.
Location. 37° 10.878′ N, 77° 28.622′ W. Marker is near Petersburg, Virginia, in Dinwiddie County. Marker can be reached from Boydton Plank Road (U.S. 1) 0.2 miles south of Duncan Road (Virginia Route 670). Touch for map. Marker is located in Pamplin Historical Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6125 Boydton Plank Road, Petersburg VA 23803, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Field Fortifications (a few steps from this marker); Obstructions (within shouting distance of this marker); Tudor Hall Field Quarter (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tobacco Barn (about 400 feet away); Kitchen Garden (about 400 feet away); The Big House (about 400 feet away); The Plantaton Landscape (about 400 feet away); Confederate Winter Quarters (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Petersburg.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 3, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 294 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 3, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.