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

Five Forks Battlefield

 
 
Five Forks Battlefield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
1. Five Forks Battlefield Marker
This marker commerates the Five Forks Battlefield as a National Historic Landmark. It is across the road from the Five Forks Visitor Center.
Inscription.  
has been designated a
Registered National
Historic Landmark

under the provisions of the
Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935.
This site possesses exceptional value
in commemorating and illustrating
the history of the United States.

 
Erected 1961 by U.S. Department of the Interior National Park Service.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1935.
 
Location. 37° 8.354′ N, 77° 37.369′ W. Marker is near Dinwiddie, Virginia, in Dinwiddie County. Marker is on White Oak Road (Virginia Route 613), on the left when traveling west. Marker is in the Five Forks Unit of the Petersburg National Battlefield, at the Five Forks intersection. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dinwiddie VA 23841, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Battle of Five Forks (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Five Forks (within shouting distance of this
National Historic Landmark image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
2. National Historic Landmark
The marker is on the southeast corner of the Five Forks intersection.
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marker); Death of Pegram (within shouting distance of this marker); Digging In (within shouting distance of this marker); "Advanced...repulsed...charged again..." (approx. 0.3 miles away); Crawford’s Sweep (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Union Cavalry Attacks (approx. half a mile away); Attack on the Angle (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dinwiddie.
 
Also see . . .
1. Five Forks Unit. Petersburg National Battlefield (Submitted on March 15, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 

2. Five Forks. The Civil War Siege of Petersburg. (Submitted on December 21, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 
 
Five Forks Battlefield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2007
3. Five Forks Battlefield Marker
The marker that commerates the Five Forks Battlefield as a National Historic Landmark is located at the Five Forks intersection where Gen. Sheridan's troops attacked the entrenched Confederates. It is seen here to the left.
The Five Forks Markers and Surrounding Vicinity image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, circa 1996
4. The Five Forks Markers and Surrounding Vicinity
The old house was torn down in recent years.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 15, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,592 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 15, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   4. submitted on March 24, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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