“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Colonial Heights, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Dunlop's Station

Dunlop's Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 22, 2008
1. Dunlop's Station Marker
Inscription.  At the nearby junction of the Richmond and Petersburg Railroad and the Confederate military spur line to Ettrick, stood Dunlop's Station, a Confederate telegraph post and supply depot. During the siege of Petersburg, southbound passengers were detrained here to avoid Federal shells that endangered travel over the Appomattox River railroad bridge to the south. On 2 April 1865, surplus ammunition was moved here as the Confederates prepared to evacuate Petersburg. During the night of 2 April, the ammunition trains were blown up. Despite warnings, civilians climbed aboard the cars in search of food and clothing and many were killed in the ensuing explosions.
Erected 2000 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number S-34.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil.
Location. 37° 16.105′ N, 77° 24.318′ W. Marker is in Colonial Heights, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of East Ellerslie Drive and Old Town Drive, on the
Dunlop Station Markers image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
2. Dunlop Station Markers
right when traveling east on East Ellerslie Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Colonial Heights VA 23834, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dunlop Station (a few steps from this marker); Ellerslie (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Ellerslie (approx. 0.2 miles away); Electric Railway (approx. 0.8 miles away); "Brave to Madness" (approx. one mile away); Battle of Swift Creek (approx. 1.1 miles away); Union Army Checked (approx. 1.3 miles away); Swift Creek Battlefield: A Landscape of Change (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Colonial Heights.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 24, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,452 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 24, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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