Petersburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Siege of Petersburg—Grant's Fourth Offensive
August 18-21, 1864 Battle of Weldon Railroad
map represents situation in August 1864
August 14-18,1864—Confederate forces repulse the Union attack on this line. Forces from both sides return south to support the fighting below Petersburg.
August 18-21,1864—As the fighting at Richmond fades Union troops swing south and sever the critical Petersburg (& Weldon) Railroad.Confederate forces repulse the Union attack on this line. Forces from both sides return south to support the fighting below Petersburg.
August 25,1864—Union troops tried to extend their lines along the railroad to Reams Station but were defeated and swept back by the Confederates.
Erected by Petersburg National Battlefield.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesRailroads & Streetcars • War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1864.
Location. 37° 10.031′ N, 77° 24.979′ W. Marker is in Petersburg, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Halifax Road (Virginia Route 604) and Flank Road, on the left when traveling north on Halifax Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Petersburg VA 23805, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fight for the Weldon Railroad (here, next to this marker); Fort Wadsworth (here, next to this marker); Hagood’s Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Petersburg Railroad (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Battle of Jerusalem Plank Road (approx. 1.4 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of Jerusalem Plank Road (approx. 1.4 miles away); Fort Conahey (approx. 1.7 miles away); Fort Hays (approx. 2.1 miles 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 November 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 18, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 672 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 18, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.