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

Drilling Ground

 
 
Drilling Ground Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 8, 2020
1. Drilling Ground Marker
Inscription.  
Drilling ground
of soldiers,
War 1812.

 
Erected by Cockade City Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the War of 1812.
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War of 1812. In addition, it is included in the United States Daughters of 1812, National Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1812.
 
Location. 37° 13.4′ N, 77° 24.056′ W. Marker is in Petersburg, Virginia. Memorial can be reached from the intersection of South Sycamore Street (Alternate U.S. 301) and Liberty Street, on the right when traveling north. 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 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. McKenney House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Weddell-McCabe-Chisholm House (about 400 feet away); Confederate Hospital (about 400 feet away); Poplar Lawn (about 500 feet away); Peabody High School (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named McKenney House (about 800 feet away);
Drilling Ground Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 8, 2020
2. Drilling Ground Marker
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First Baptist Church (about 800 feet away); Earliest Known Public High School for African Americans in Virginia (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Petersburg.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 9, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 43 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 9, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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