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Battle of Five Forks

 
 
Battle of Five Forks Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, May 10, 2009
1. Battle of Five Forks Marker
Inscription.  Four miles south is the battlefield of Five Forks. To that point Pickett retired from Dinwiddie Courthouse in the night of March 31, 1865. Sheridan, following, attacked him in the afternoon of April 1, 1865. The Confederates, outnumbered and surrounded, were overwhelmed. This defeat broke Lee's line of defense around Petersburg and forced him to retreat.
 
Erected 1929 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number K-307.)
 
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 date for this entry is March 31, 1897.
 
Location. 37° 11.132′ N, 77° 38.391′ W. Marker is in Church Road, Virginia, in Dinwiddie County. Marker is at the intersection of Cox Road and Courthouse Road, on the right when traveling west on Cox Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Church Road VA 23833, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Crawford's Sweep (approx. 2.8 miles away); "Among my gallant officers…": (approx. 2.8 miles away); Col. John Banister
Battle of Five Forks Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, May 10, 2009
2. Battle of Five Forks Marker
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(approx. 3 miles away); A Final Stand (approx. 3.1 miles away); "Hold Five Forks at all hazards…" (approx. 3.3 miles away); Death of Pegram (approx. 3.3 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of Five Forks (approx. 3.3 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Five Forks (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Church Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 11, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,916 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 11, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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Aug. 17, 2022