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

Battle of Petersburg

 
 
Battle of Petersburg Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2007
1. Battle of Petersburg Monument
Inscription.  
From Blandford Heights
to Pocahontas Bridge
April 25, 1781


Here was fought the opening engagement of the decisive campaign of the revolution. 1000 American militia under Steuben, Muhlenberg, Dick and House opposed 2500 British under Phillips, Arnold and Abercrombie.

Erected by Frances Bland Randolph Chapter D.A.R. July 1927.
 
Erected 1927 by Frances Bland Randolph Chapter D.A.R.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
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. Marker is located in front of the Blandford Cemetery. 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. Blandford Church and Cemetery (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Petersburg (here, next to this marker); Blandford Church (within
Blandford Church and Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2007
2. Blandford Church and Cemetery
Blandford Church was present at the time of the Battle of Petersburg. The monument is on the other side of the brick wall seen on the right.
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 . . .  Battle of Petersburg. City of Petersburg. (Submitted on March 24, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Gen. Phillips' Grave image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2007
3. Gen. Phillips' Grave
British Maj. Gen. William Phillips, who died May 13, 1781, is buried in the churchyard of Blandford Church, just east of the monument.
 

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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 1,302 times since then and 32 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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