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Near Petersburg in Dinwiddie County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Burgess Mill

 
 
Burgess Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, March 29, 2009
1. Burgess Mill Marker
Inscription.  An old mill stood here, with earthworks. On October 27, 1864, General Hancock, coming from the south, attempted to cross the run here and reach the Southside Railroad. He was supported on the east by Warren's (Fifth) Corps. The Confederates, crossing the run from the north side, intervened between the two Union forces and drove them back.
 
Erected 1946 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number S-51.)
 
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 October 1865.
 
Location. 37° 9.179′ N, 77° 31.042′ W. Marker is near Petersburg, Virginia, in Dinwiddie County. Marker is on Boydton Plank Road (U.S. 1) 0.3 miles north of White Oak Road, on the right when traveling north. 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hatcher's Run (a few steps from this marker); Cattle (Beefsteak) Raid (approx. 0.3 miles away); White Oak Road
Burgess Mill Marker on Boydton Plank Road (facing north). image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, March 29, 2009
2. Burgess Mill Marker on Boydton Plank Road (facing north).
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(approx. 0.3 miles away); Gravelly Run Quaker Meeting House (approx. 1.2 miles away); Raceland (approx. 1.2 miles away); Hatcher's Run Battlefields (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named Hatcher's Run Battlefields (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Battle of White Oak Road (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Petersburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Burgess Mill. Petersburg National Battlefield, National Park Service (Submitted on April 6, 2009.) 

2. The Battle of Boydton Plank Road: October 27-28, 1864. The Siege of Petersburg Online (Submitted on August 30, 2021.) 
 
Burgess Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher
3. Burgess Mill Marker
Markers were recently moved to the west side of US 1.
Hatcher's Run at the Boydton Plank Road. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, March 29, 2009
4. Hatcher's Run at the Boydton Plank Road.
Jordan Lake near the site of Burgess Mill. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, March 29, 2009
5. Jordan Lake near the site of Burgess Mill.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 6, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,819 times since then and 48 times this year. Last updated on August 29, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 6, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.   3. submitted on October 19, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.   4, 5. submitted on April 6, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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Jun. 30, 2022