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Battle of Petersburg

 
 
Battle of Petersburg Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2007
1. Battle of Petersburg Marker
Inscription.  Here was fought the Battle of Petersburg, April 25, 1781. The Southside Militia, 1000 strong and commanded by Baron Steuben and General Muhlenberg, made a brave resistance to 2500 British Regulars under Phillips and Arnold.
 
Erected 1931 by Virginia Conservation & Development Commission For the City of Petersburg. (Marker Number QA-12.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 25, 1734.
 
Location. 37° 13.562′ N, 77° 23.305′ W. Marker is in Petersburg, Virginia. Marker is on Crater Road (U.S. 460), 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 walking distance of this marker. Blandford Church and Cemetery (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Petersburg (here, next to this marker); Blandford Church (within shouting distance of this marker); People's Memorial Cemetery
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(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battle of the Crater - Covered Way (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Petersburg (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Petersburg (approx. 0.6 miles away); Massachusetts (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Petersburg.
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Petersburg. City of Petersburg. (Submitted on March 24, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 
 
Blandford Church and Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2007
2. Blandford Church and Cemetery
The Battle of Petersburg took place around the Blandford Church, which stood here at the time of the battle.
Grave of British Gen. Phillips image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2007
3. Grave of British Gen. Phillips
British Maj. Gen. William Phillips died in Petersburg shortly after the battle. He is buried in Blandford Cemetery, just east of the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2023. It was originally submitted on March 24, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,376 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 24, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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