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

Battle of Petersburg

 
 
Battle of Petersburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2007
1. Battle of Petersburg Marker
Inscription. Here was fought the Battle of Petersburg, April 25, 1781. The Southside Militia, 1000 strong and commanded by Baron Steuben and General Muhlenberg, made a brave resistance to 2500 British Regulars under Phillips and Arnold.
 
Erected 1931 by Virginia Conservation & Development Commission For the City of Petersburg. (Marker Number QA 12.)
 
Location. 37° 13.562′ N, 77° 23.305′ W. Marker is in Petersburg, Virginia. Marker is on Crater Road (U.S. 460), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. 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. A different marker also named Battle of Petersburg (here, next to this marker); Blandford Church and Cemetery (here, next to this marker); Blandford Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of the Crater - Covered Way (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Petersburg (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Petersburg (approx. 0.6 miles away); Massachusetts (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Petersburg (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Petersburg.
 
Also see . . .
Blandford Church and Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2007
2. Blandford Church and Cemetery
The Battle of Petersburg took place around the Blandford Church, which stood here at the time of the battle.
 Battle of Petersburg. City of Petersburg. (Submitted on March 24, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Grave of British Gen. Phillips image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2007
3. Grave of British Gen. Phillips
British Maj. Gen. William Phillips died in Petersburg shortly after the battle. He is buried in Blandford Cemetery, just east of the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 24, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,109 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 24, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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