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Petersburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Cottage Farm

 
 
Cottage Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 29, 2009
1. Cottage Farm Marker
Inscription. A little north stood the McIlwaine home, Lee's field headquarters whence on the afternoon of April 2, 1865, the evacuation of Richmond and Petersburg was ordered. Upon issuing the order Lee granted leave to his only staff officer to go to Richmond that evening for his marriage.
 
Erected 1970 by Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number S 43.)
 
Location. 37° 11.986′ N, 77° 26.085′ W. Marker is in Petersburg, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Boydton Plank Road and Defense Road, in the median on Boydton Plank Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Petersburg VA 23805, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battery 45 ( within shouting distance of this marker); Rohoic Dam ( approx. half a mile away); Confederate Fort Gregg ( approx. 0.9 miles away); Fort Gregg ( approx. 0.9 miles away); The Battle of Fort Whitworth ( approx. 1.1 miles away); Siege of Petersburg—Grant's Eighth Offensive ( approx. 1.1 miles away); Petersburg State Colony for the Negro Insane ( approx. 1.3 miles away); Central State Hospital ( approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Petersburg.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Boydton Plank Road & Defense Road. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 29, 2009
2. Boydton Plank Road & Defense Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 2, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,007 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 2, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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