“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Church Road, Virginia

Clickable Map of Dinwiddie County, Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Dinwiddie County, VA (169) Amelia County, VA (44) Brunswick County, VA (51) Chesterfield County, VA (231) Greensville County, VA (7) Nottoway County, VA (50) Petersburg Ind. City, VA (156) Prince George County, VA (60) Sussex County, VA (25)  DinwiddieCounty(169) Dinwiddie County (169)  AmeliaCounty(44) Amelia County (44)  BrunswickCounty(51) Brunswick County (51)  ChesterfieldCounty(231) Chesterfield County (231)  GreensvilleCounty(7) Greensville County (7)  NottowayCounty(50) Nottoway County (50)  (156) Petersburg (156)  PrinceGeorgeCounty(60) Prince George County (60)  SussexCounty(25) Sussex County (25)
Dinwiddie is the county seat for Dinwiddie County
Church Road is in Dinwiddie County
      Dinwiddie County (169)  
      Amelia County (44)  
      Brunswick County (51)  
      Chesterfield County (231)  
      Greensville County (7)  
      Nottoway County (50)  
      Petersburg (156)  
      Prince George County (60)  
      Sussex County (25)  
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1 Virginia, Dinwiddie County, Church Road — "Among my gallant officers…":Colonel Thomas Munford — Petersburg National Battlefield —
One of the Confederates trying to stem Gen. Crawford's Union troops was James Breckenridge. Born in Fincastle, Virginia he graduated from the Virginia Military Institute and the law school at the University of Virginia. At the outbreak of the war . . . Map (db m180070) HM
2 Virginia, Dinwiddie County, Church Road — "Hold Five Forks at all hazards…"General R.E. Lee — Petersburg National Battlefield —
Confederate General George Pickett's infantry and General Fitzhugh Lee's cavalry were ordered to protect the last remaining supply line, the South Side Railroad, coming into Petersburg. The infantry dug a line of entrenchments along White Oak . . . Map (db m180065) HM
3 Virginia, Dinwiddie County, Church Road — Battle of Five Forks
Here at Five Forks on April 1, 1865 10,000 Confederates, commanded by General Pickett, were overwhelmed by about 50,000 Federal troops, led by General Sheridan, thereby opening the way to the Southside Railroad making further defense of Petersburg . . . Map (db m180073) HM
4 Virginia, Dinwiddie County, Church Road — K-307 — Battle of Five Forks
Four miles south is the battlefield of Five Forks. To that point Pickett retired from Dinwiddie Courthouse in the night of March 31, 1865. Sheridan, following, attacked him in the afternoon of April 1, 1865. The Confederates, outnumbered and . . . Map (db m18860) HM
5 Virginia, Dinwiddie County, Church Road — Crawford's SweepPetersburg National Battlefield — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
The decisive Union movement at the Battle of Five Forks was, for the Federals, a fortunate mistake. While one Union division struck the Confederate left at the Angle, Brig. Gen. Samuel W Crawford’s division passed too far north and missed the . . . Map (db m6217) HM
6 Virginia, Dinwiddie County, Church Road — Digging In Reported permanently removed
“Hold Five Forks at all hazards…” Just before noon on April 1, 1865, 10,000 Confederates under Maj. Gen. George E. Pickett arrived here at Five Forks. They immediately started digging and by mid-afternoon had constructed a rough earthwork . . . Map (db m6226) HM
7 Virginia, Dinwiddie County, Church Road — Five Forks Battlefield
. . . Map (db m180074) HM
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Jun. 20, 2024