Petersburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Battle of Petersburg
25 April 1781
—Flanking Movement —
Erected 2005 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number QA-24.)
Location. 37° 13.085′ N, 77° 23.597′ W. Marker is in Petersburg, Virginia. Marker is on Graham Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is on Graham Road, across from the entrance to Cameron Field. There is a large pullover at a Civil War Trails sign. Marker is in this post office area: Petersburg VA 23803, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Battle of Petersburg (here, next to this marker); Graham Road (about 700 feet away, Lest We Forget (approx. half a mile away); Poplar Lawn (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Graham Road (approx. half a mile away); Massachusetts (approx. 0.6 miles away); Earliest Known Public High School for African Americans in Virginia (approx. 0.6 miles away); Battle of the Crater - Covered Way (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Petersburg.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
Also see . . . Battle of Blanford, also called the Battle of Petersburg. “Phillips also detached Simcoe and his rangers on a lengthy and roundabout flanking maneuver intended to prevent the Americans from retreating across the Pocahontas Bridge. While Simcoe moved, Phillips made two assaults on the second militia line, both of which were repulsed.” (Submitted on April 23, 2016.)
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 20, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 943 times since then. Photos: 1. submitted on December 20, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 2. submitted on April 4, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. 3. submitted on December 20, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.