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

Graham Road

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, March 29, 2009
1. Graham Road Marker
Inscription.  On June 9, 1864, Kautz's Union cavalry, 1300 men, after overwhelming Archer's militia, one mile south, moved westward on this road to attack the city. Upon the hillside, one mile west, they were repulsed by the battery of Captain Edward Graham, and later driven to retreat by General James Dearing's cavalry. This attack, in conjunction with an infantry force that did not come up, was the first attempt to capture Petersburg.
 
Erected 1947 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number QA-16.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1856.
 
Location. 37° 12.913′ N, 77° 23.065′ W. Marker is in Petersburg, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of South Crater Road (U.S. 301) and Graham Road, on the right when traveling south on South Crater 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 walking distance of this marker. Massachusetts (approx. ¼ mile away); Mahone’s Brigade (approx. 0.4 miles away); Second Pennsylvania Veteran Heavy Artillery (approx. 0.4 miles
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By Bernard Fisher, March 29, 2009
2. Graham Road Marker
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away); Mahone (approx. 0.4 miles away); South Carolina (approx. 0.4 miles away); Confederate Countermine (approx. 0.4 miles away); Crater of Mine (approx. 0.4 miles away); “A Stupendous Failure” (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Petersburg.
 
Also see . . .  CWSAC Battle Summary. Petersburg I (Old Men and Young Boys) (Submitted on April 4, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 4, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 930 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 4, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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