Petersburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Confederate Defense Line
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1881.
Location. 37° 12.159′ N, 77° 23.457′ W. Marker is in Petersburg, Virginia. Marker is on Coggin Street, 0.1 miles north of Glenroy Street, in the median. 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 one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lincoln In Petersburg (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pennsylvania Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old Men and Boys of Petersburg (approx. half a mile away); Col. George W. Gowen Monument (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lest We Forget (approx. ¾ mile away); Graham Road (approx. 0.9 miles away); Petersburg Defenses Battle of Petersburg, 25 April 1781 (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Petersburg.
Regarding Battery 31. On April 2, 1865, a 4:30 am assault by Union IX Corps troops under Maj Gen John G Parke broke through the Confederate lines around Fort Mahone. Lt Gen John B Gordon's forces contained the breach and by mid-afternoon launched a counterattack. Gordon ceased offensive operations upon learning of the Union VI Corps breakthrough and the collapse of the Confederate lines to the west.
Also see . . . Petersburg National Battlefield. (Submitted on March 31, 2009.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2023. It was originally submitted on March 31, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,688 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on March 31, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.