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

Graham Road

 
 
Graham Road Marker image. Click for full size.
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. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
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 (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 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Drilling Ground
Graham Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 29, 2009
2. Graham Road Marker
(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.
 
Also see . . .  CWSAC Battle Summary. Petersburg I (Old Men and Young Boys) (Submitted on April 4, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 4, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 829 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 4, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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