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Colonial Heights, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lafayette At Petersburg

 
 
Lafayette At Petersburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 22, 2008
1. Lafayette At Petersburg Marker
Inscription. From this hill Lafayette, on May 10, 1781, shelled the British in Petersburg.

(On stone under the marker):
Headquarters of
General Lafayette
1781
Frances Bland Randolph
Chapter
D.A.R.
1903.

 
Erected 1927 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number S-26.)
 
Location. 37° 14.465′ N, 77° 24.389′ W. Marker is in Colonial Heights, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Jefferson Davis Highway (U.S. 1 / 301) and Arlington Avenue, in the median on Jefferson Davis Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Colonial Heights VA 23834, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lee's Headquarters (a few steps from this marker); Violet Bank (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lee at Violet Bank (about 400 feet away); Magnolia Acuminata (about 500 feet away); Colonial Heights War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pocahontas (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pocahontas Island (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Battle at the Bridge (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Colonial Heights.
 
Also see . . .  Lafayette's Virginia Campaign.
Lafayette At Petersburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 22, 2008
2. Lafayette At Petersburg Marker
The campaign was a prelude to the battle of Yorktown, leading to the American victory in the Revolutionary War. (Submitted on December 24, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Headquarters of General Lafayette - 1781 image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 22, 2008
3. Headquarters of General Lafayette - 1781
Placed by the Frances Bland Randolph Chapter, D.A.R., 1903.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 24, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,282 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 24, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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