Petersburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Joshua L. Chamberlain Promoted “On The Spot”
Erected 2014 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number QA-33.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients series list.
Location. 37° 12.903′ N, 77° 22.518′ W. Marker is in Petersburg, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Winfield Road (Business U.S. 460) and County Drive, on the right when traveling west on 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. Mahone’s Brigade (approx. ¼ mile away); Crater of Mine (approx. ¼ mile away); “A Stupendous Failure” (approx. ¼ mile away); Confederate Counterattack (approx. ¼ mile away); The Crater (approx. ¼ mile away); Confederate Countermine (approx. 0.3 miles away); Second Pennsylvania Veteran Heavy Artillery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Waiting Their Turn (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Petersburg.
More about this marker. This marker was originally located at E South Blvd & Fort Mahone St (37.20607N, 77.38164W). Research by Dr. Dennis Rasbach (Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain and the Petersburg Campaign) convinced the state of Virginia to relocate the marker 0.7 miles north closer to the actual site of Chamberlain's wounding.
Also see . . . Petersburg National Battlefield - Joshua Chamberlain. National Park Service (Submitted on November 22, 2014.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 17, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 22, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 940 times since then and 104 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 16, 2016, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 22, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.