Petersburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Battle of Petersburg
25 April 1781
— British Line of Attack —
Erected 2005 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number QA-21.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary.
Location. 37° 14.341′ N, 77° 22.44′ W. Marker is in Petersburg, Virginia. Marker is on Washington Street (Virginia Route 36), on the right when traveling west. Marker is located next to the railroad tracks on Washington Street, just west of Courthouse Road. 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 Newmarket Racecourse (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Maine Heavy Artillery Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hare House Site (approx. half a mile away); Prince George Court House Road (approx. half a mile away); Colquitt’s Salient Trail (approx. half a mile away); Wasted Valor (approx. half a mile away); Colquitt’s Salient (approx. half a mile away); Siege of Petersburg—Lee Strikes Back (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Petersburg.
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Also see . . . Battle of Blanford, also called the Battle of Petersburg. “Around 2:00 pm Phillips halted his column, then about one mile (1.6 km) from the American lines, and organized his forces for battle. On his right, Colonel Robert Abercrombie was to lead a battalion of light infantry and the company of 50 jägers along the river to drive the American left back to the Pocahontas Bridge. Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Dundas was to lead the 78th and 80th Foot to attempt a flanking maneuver against the American right, and Phillips held the second light infantry battalion and the Loyalist units of Simcoe and Arnold in reserve.” (Submitted on April 23, 2016.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 20, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 928 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 20, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.