Near Prince George in Prince George County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Uprooted by War
- John Haley, 17th Maine Infantry January 26, 1865
The gentle depression in front of you is the only vestige of the Josiah Jordan House. The house was dismantled by Union troops during the Siege of Petersburg.
War came to the Jordan farm in late 1862, when Confederate engineer Charles Dimmock laid out ten miles of defenses to protect Petersburg. Battery 5 of the “Dimmock Line” stood only yards from theJordan House.
When Union and Confederate armies swarmed over this area in 1864, dozens of farmers like Jordan were uprooted, their homes damaged or destroyed, their woodlots cut, and their fields ravaged. The landscape sill bears the scars.
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is January 26, 1822.
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 37° Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 5001 Siege Rd, Prince George VA 23875, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. The Petersburg Campaign (a few steps from this marker); Artillery at Petersburg (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Uprooted by War (a few steps from this marker); Siege of Petersburg — Grant's First Offensive (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery 5 Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery 5 of the Dimmock Line (within shouting distance of this marker); The Siege of Petersburg (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stephen Tyng Mather (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Prince George.
More about this marker. The left side of the marker contains a picture with the caption The Jordan House appears clearly in this lithograph of the June 15 attack on Battery 5.
The right side of the marker has a picture with the caption The ruins of Edge Hill, five miles west of here, symbolized the fate of many Petersburg-area
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. New Marker At This Location also titled "Uprooted by War".
Also see . . .
1. Petersburg National Battlefield. National Park Service. (Submitted on April 14, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
2. The Siege of Petersburg. (Submitted on April 14, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 14, 2008. This page has been viewed 1,237 times since then and 62 times this year. Last updated on November 11, 2021. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 14, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. 4. submitted on December 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.