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

Lafayette At Petersburg

 
 
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By Craig Swain, November 22, 2008
1. Lafayette At Petersburg Marker
Inscription.  From this hill Lafayette, on May 10, 1781, shelled the British in Petersburg.
 
Erected 1927 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number S-26.)
 
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 month for this entry is May 1865.
 
Location. 37° 14.465′ N, 77° 24.389′ W. Marker is in Colonial Heights, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Jefferson Davis Highway (U.S. 1 / 301) and Arlington Avenue, in the median on Jefferson Davis Highway. 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 walking distance of this marker. Lafayette's Headquarters (a few steps from this marker); Lee's Headquarters (a few steps from this marker); Headquarters of Gen. R.E. Lee (within shouting distance of this marker); Violet Bank (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lee at Violet Bank (about 400 feet away); Veterans Memorial
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By Craig Swain, November 22, 2008
2. Lafayette At Petersburg Marker
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(about 400 feet away); Magnolia Acuminata (about 500 feet away); Colonial Heights War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Colonial Heights.
 
Also see . . .  Lafayette's Virginia Campaign. The campaign was a prelude to the battle of Yorktown, leading to the American victory in the Revolutionary War. (Submitted on December 24, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 24, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,399 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 24, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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