Petersburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Battle of Petersburg
25 April 1781
— Flanking Movement —
Erected 2005 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number QA-24.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 25, 1781.
Location. 37° 13.085′ N, 77° 23.597′ W. Marker is in Petersburg, Virginia. Marker is on Graham Road, on the right when travelingTouch 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 are within walking distance of this marker. First Battle of Petersburg (here, next to this marker); Graham Road (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lest We Forget (approx. half a mile away); Poplar Lawn (approx. half a mile away); Confederate Hospital (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Graham Road (approx. half a mile away); Drilling Ground (approx. 0.6 miles away); People's Memorial Cemetery (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. “Phillips also detached Simcoe and his rangers on a lengthy and roundabout flanking maneuver intended to prevent the Americans from retreating across the Pocahontas Bridge. While Simcoe moved, Phillips made two assaults on the second militia line, both of which were repulsed.” (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 Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,051 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on December 20, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. 2. submitted on April 4, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. 3. submitted on December 20, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.