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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.  Upon this site, on June 9, 1864, Captain Edward Graham, commanding two guns of the Petersburg Artillery, repulsed the attack of Kautz's cavalry, 1300 men. And by this gallant defense the city was saved. Later the Union forces were driven to retreat by the supporting cavalry of General James Dearing.
 
Erected 1947 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number QA-17.)
 
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° 13.129′ N, 77° 23.74′ W. Marker is in Petersburg, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Graham Road and Clinton Street, on the right when traveling east on Graham Road. 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. Battle of Petersburg, 25 April 1781 (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Battle of Petersburg (about 700 feet away); Poplar Lawn (approx. 0.4 miles away); Confederate Hospital
Graham Road Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, March 29, 2009
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(approx. 0.4 miles away); Drilling Ground (approx. 0.4 miles away); Earliest Known Public High School for African Americans in Virginia (approx. half a mile away); McKenney House (approx. half a mile away); Lest We Forget (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Petersburg.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 4, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 892 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 4, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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May. 24, 2022