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

Graham Road

 
 
Graham Road Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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 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 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
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(approx. 0.4 miles away); Second Pennsylvania Veteran Heavy Artillery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mahone (approx. 0.4 miles away); South Carolina (approx. 0.4 miles away); Union High Tide (approx. 0.4 miles away); Confederate Countermine (approx. 0.4 miles away); Crater of Mine (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Petersburg.
 
Graham Road Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, March 29, 2009
2. Graham Road Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2023. It was originally submitted on April 4, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,073 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 4, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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Feb. 29, 2024