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

Two Noted Homes

 
 
Two Noted Homes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 29, 2009
1. Two Noted Homes Marker
Inscription.  Half a block south is the home of Major General William Mahone, famed for his gallant conduct at the Battle of the Crater, July 30, 1864. Two blocks south is the Wallace Home, where Abraham Lincoln conferred with General Grant, April 3, 1865, preceding Grant's march to Appomattox.
 
Erected 1931 by Virginia Conservation & Development Commission for the City of Petersburg. (Marker Number QA-14.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln, the Former U.S. Presidents: #18 Ulysses S. Grant, and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is April 3, 1865.
 
Location. 37° 13.625′ N, 77° 24.413′ W. Marker is in Petersburg, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of West Washington Street (U.S. 1) and North Market Street, on the left when traveling west on West Washington Street. 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. Folly Castle (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line);
W Washington Street & N Market Street. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 29, 2009
2. W Washington Street & N Market Street.
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St. Paul's Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); General Lee's Headquarters (approx. 0.2 miles away); Joseph Jenkins Roberts (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lincoln In Petersburg (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old U.S. Customs House & Post Office (approx. 0.2 miles away); Virginia Voters League (approx. ¼ mile away); North Carolina Confederate Hospital (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Petersburg.
 
Wallace-Seward House built in 1855. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 29, 2009
3. Wallace-Seward House built in 1855.
Lincol and Grant met here for the last time on April 3, 1865. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 29, 2009
4. Lincol and Grant met here for the last time on April 3, 1865.
For a few hours following the evacuation of Petersburg the abandoned building was occupied as headquarters by General Grant. On the porch Grant discussed with President Lincoln, just arrived from City Point, the terms of the expected surrender of General Lee.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 2, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 983 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 2, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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