Petersburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
A Final Effort
“We were very much elated at first, as we thought we had won a great victory.”
- Capt. R.D. Funkhouser, 4th Virginia
Though initially successful, the attack soon lost momentum. Union reinforcements arrived and counterattacked. The Confederates fell back over and into the Fort; hundreds were killed or captured.
Never again would Robert E. Lee launch a major offensive. A week later Petersburg would fall.
Erected by Petersburg National Battlefield - National Park Service - Dept. of the Interior.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1864.
Location. 37° 13.898′ N, 77° 22.164′ W. Marker is in Petersburg, Virginia. Marker is on Siege Road, on the right when traveling south. Marker is in Petersburg National Battlefield on the Auto Tour Road at Tour Stop 5. 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 Siege of Petersburg—Lee Strikes Back (a few steps from this marker); Fort Stedman (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Fort Stedman (within shouting distance of this marker); Colquitt’s Salient Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Prince George Court House Road (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hare House Site (about 500 feet away); Wasted Valor (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Maine Heavy Artillery Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Petersburg.
Also see . . .
1. Fort Stedman. CWSAC Battle Summaries. (Submitted on April 12, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
2. Petersburg National Battlefield. National Park Service. (Submitted on April 12, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 12, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,300 times since then and 37 times this year. Last updated on May 26, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 12, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.