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

Cottage Farm

 
 
Cottage Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, March 29, 2009
1. Cottage Farm Marker
Inscription.  A little north stood the McIlwaine home, Lee's field headquarters whence on the afternoon of April 2, 1865, the evacuation of Richmond and Petersburg was ordered. Upon issuing the order Lee granted leave to his only staff officer to go to Richmond that evening for his marriage.
 
Erected 1970 by Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number S-43.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 2, 1865.
 
Location. 37° 11.986′ N, 77° 26.085′ W. Marker is in Petersburg, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Boydton Plank Road and Defense Road, in the median on Boydton Plank Road. 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. Battery 45 (within shouting distance of this marker); Rohoic Dam (approx. half a mile away); Confederate Fort Gregg (approx. 0.9 miles away); Fort Gregg (approx. 0.9
Boydton Plank Road & Defense Road. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, March 29, 2009
2. Boydton Plank Road & Defense Road.
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miles away); The Battle of Fort Whitworth (approx. 1.1 miles away); Siege of Petersburg—Grant's Eighth Offensive (approx. 1.1 miles away); Central State Hospital Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away); Southside Virginia Training Center (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Petersburg.
 
Also see . . .  McIlwaine House. National Register of Historic Places (Submitted on November 11, 2021.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 2, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,312 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 2, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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May. 24, 2022