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Petersburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fort Davis

 
 
Fort Davis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 22, 2008
1. Fort Davis Marker
Inscription.  On this site in June, 1864 General U.S. Grant gained control of the Jerusalem Plank Road.
 
Location. 37° 11.575′ N, 77° 22.462′ W. Marker is in Petersburg, Virginia. Marker is on Crater Road (U.S. 301), on the right when traveling south. Located at the sally port entrance to Fort Davis, in a city park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Petersburg VA 23805, 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. A different marker also named Fort Davis (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Col. George W. Gowen Monument (approx. 0.8 miles away); Lincoln In Petersburg (approx. 0.8 miles away); Pennsylvania Monument (approx. 0.8 miles away); Old Men and Boys of Petersburg (approx. 0.9 miles away); Fort Hays (approx. 0.9 miles away); Battery 31 (approx. 1.1 miles away); Joshua L. Chamberlain Promoted “On The Spot” (approx. 1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Petersburg.
 
Also see . . .  The Siege of Petersburg. Page offering details of the various stages of the siege. (Submitted on December 24, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Sally Port of Fort Davis image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 22, 2008
2. Sally Port of Fort Davis
 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
The Moat and Exterior of Fort Davis image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 22, 2008
3. The Moat and Exterior of Fort Davis
Interior of Fort Davis image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 22, 2008
4. Interior of Fort Davis
Looking at the northwest corner of the fort.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 24, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,359 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 24, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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