Petersburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Battle of Petersburg
25 April 1781
— Second Line Of Defense —
Erected 2005 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number QA-25.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical date for this entry is April 25, 1781.
Location. 37° 13.862′ N, 77° 23.859′ W. Marker is in Petersburg, Virginia. Marker is on North Madison Street 0.1 miles north of East Washington Street (U.S. 301), on the left when traveling north. The marker is in the parking 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. A different marker also named Battle of Petersburg (a few steps from this marker); East Hill (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lincoln In Petersburg (approx. 0.2 miles away); Petersburg Volunteers 1812 (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Petersburg (approx. ¼ mile away); Ladies Confederate Hospital (approx. ¼ mile away); Bollingbrook Hotel (approx. 0.3 miles away); Courthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Petersburg.
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Also see . . . Battle of Blanford, also called the Battle of Petersburg. “The second line, which was to form the main line of defense after the first one fell back, consisted of Ralph Faulkner’s regiment on the left, and John Slaughter’s on the right. The line extended along what is today Madison Street in Petersburg, from a causeway and bridge across the Lieutenant Run, a creek separating Petersburg and Blandford. The line was positioned to maximize the exposure of British troops to gunfire as they approached.” (Submitted on April 23, 2016.)
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 1,019 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 4, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.