Near Petersburg in Dinwiddie County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Siege of Petersburg—Grant's Eighth Offensive
April 2-3, 1865 Fall of Petersburg and Richmond
Erected by Petersburg National Battlefield.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts or Castles • War, US Civil.
Location. 37° 11.885′ N, 77° 27.242′ W. Marker is near Petersburg, Virginia, in Dinwiddie County. Marker is on 7th Avenue 0.1 miles north of Simpson Road (Virginia Route 142), 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 markerFort Gregg (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Fort Gregg (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Battle of Fort Whitworth (approx. 0.3 miles away); Confederate Fort Whitworth (approx. 0.6 miles away); Rohoic Dam (approx. 0.6 miles away); After the Breakthrough: April 2, 1865 (approx. ¾ mile away); The Civil War Years (approx. ¾ mile away); The Kitchen Quarter (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Petersburg.
Also see . . . Petersburg National Battlefield. National Park Service (Submitted on October 19, 2014.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 18, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 511 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 18, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.