Petersburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Joshua L. Chamberlain Promoted “On The Spot”
Erected 2014 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number QA-33.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
Location. 37° 12.903′ N, 77° 22.518′ W. Marker is in Petersburg, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Winfield Road (Business U.S. 460) and County Drive, on the right when traveling west on Winfield Road. 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. Mahone’s Brigade (approx. ¼ mile away); Crater of Mine (approx. 0.3 miles “A Stupendous Failure” (approx. 0.3 miles away); Confederate Counterattack (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Crater (approx. 0.3 miles away); Confederate Countermine (approx. 0.3 miles away); Second Pennsylvania Veteran Heavy Artillery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Waiting Their Turn (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Petersburg.
More about this marker. This marker was originally located at E South Blvd & Fort Mahone St (37.20607N, 77.38164W). Research by Dr. Dennis Rasbach (Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain and the Petersburg Campaign) convinced the state of Virginia to relocate the marker 0.7 miles north closer to the actual site of Chamberlain's wounding.
Also see . . . Petersburg National Battlefield - Joshua Chamberlain. National Park Service (Submitted on November 22, 2014.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on October 17, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 22, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 627 times since then and 91 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 16, 2016, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 22, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.