Historical Markers and War Memorials in Fort Lee, Virginia
Prince George is the county seat for Prince George County
Fort Lee is in Prince George County
Prince George County(52) ► ADJACENT TO PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY Charles City County(75) ► Chesterfield County(225) ► Dinwiddie County(157) ► Hopewell(65) ► Petersburg(151) ► Surry County(36) ► Sussex County(25) ►
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Here at Petersburg on June 15, 1864, African-American troops recorded their first major success of the war in Virginia. “They made a splendid charge…and won great favor in the eyes of white soldiers by their courage and bravery.” - . . . — — Map (db m7075) HM
On June 15, 1864, after seizing Battery 5, Union troops swept southward along the Dimmock Line. Men of the 1st and 22nd Colored Troops captured Battery 8, overcoming heavy resistance from part of Brig. Gen. Henry A. Wise’s Virginia brigade. By the . . . — — Map (db m7029) HM
City Point is five miles northeast. There Governor Sir Thomas Dale made a settlement in 1613. In April, 1781, the British General Phillips landed there. Grant had his base of operations there in the siege of Petersburg, 1864-1865. Lincoln was there . . . — — Map (db m14554) HM
Sept. 1864: “…the enemy frequently shoot very large shells into Petersburg & do some damage to buildings, but the people are getting used to it, so they don’t mind them….” - A.I.P. Varin 2nd Mississippi Famous but militarily ineffective, the . . . — — Map (db m6896) HM
In World War II, over 450 members of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAACs) were assigned to a secret experiment. It called for the creation of coastal gun battery, comprised of both men and women, with the mission to protect the Military . . . — — Map (db m101960) HM
“Attacking entrenchments has been tried so often and with such fearful losses that even the stupidest private now knows that it cannot succeed, and the natural consequence follows; the men will not try it. The very sight of a bank of earth brings . . . — — Map (db m185747) HM
Re-created here are samples of some of the infantry earthworks that ringed Petersburg – works that one man said made the landscape resemble “an immense prairie dog village.”
As the siege wore on, assaults against entrenched positions became . . . — — Map (db m185819) HM
“The romance of a soldier’s life disappears in a siege. The change of scenery and the lively marches are gone, and the same monotonous unvaried rounds of toil take their place. Sunday and weekday are all alike.” T.M. Blythe 50th N.Y. . . . — — Map (db m7079) HM
This warrior figure is a tribute
to all Army women who have served
in defense of our nation.
She represents their sacrifices,
dedication and loyalty.
Dedicated on Veteran's Day 2013.
Funded with contributions made to the
Friends . . . — — Map (db m101963) WM
The Women’s Army Corps (WAC) Training Center was established at nearby Camp Lee in 1948, when the corps gained Regular Army status. The first staff members transformed overgrown fields and dilapidated buildings into usable facilities. Run entirely . . . — — Map (db m98806) HM