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

Siege of Suffolk

 
 
Siege of Suffolk Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, April 18, 2009
1. Siege of Suffolk Marker
Inscription.  The town was occupied by Union Troops from May, 1862, until the end of the Civil War. Confederate forces under Longstreet unsuccessfully besieged Suffolk, from April 11, to May 3, 1863, when they withdrew across the James on Lee's orders.
 
Erected 1965 by Virginia State Library. (Marker Number K-252.)
 
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 April 1888.
 
Location. 36° 44.979′ N, 76° 34.99′ W. Marker is in Suffolk, Virginia. Marker is on North Main Street (U.S. 460) 0.3 miles south of Edgewood Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Suffolk VA 23434, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Siege of Suffolk (approx. 0.7 miles away); Early History of Suffolk (approx. ¾ mile away); Cedar Hill Cemetery (approx. 0.8 miles away); Riddick’s Folly (approx.
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0.9 miles away); First Suffolk Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Site of the First Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Watering Fountain (approx. one mile away); World War I Monument (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Suffolk.
 
Siege of Suffolk Marker on North Main Street (facing south). image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, April 18, 2009
2. Siege of Suffolk Marker on North Main Street (facing south).
Union Fort Rosecrans 3 miles west of marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, April 18, 2009
3. Union Fort Rosecrans 3 miles west of marker
Fort Rosecrans on the Nasemond River. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, April 18, 2009
4. Fort Rosecrans on the Nasemond River.
Moat in front of Fort Rosecrans image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, April 18, 2009
5. Moat in front of Fort Rosecrans
Walls of Fort Rosecrans image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, April 18, 2009
6. Walls of Fort Rosecrans
Fort Rosecrans image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, April 18, 2009
7. Fort Rosecrans
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2023. It was originally submitted on April 21, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,073 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on April 21, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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