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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Fort Lee, Virginia

 
Clickable Map of Prince George County, Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Prince George County, VA (52) Charles City County, VA (75) Chesterfield County, VA (225) Dinwiddie County, VA (157) Hopewell Ind. City, VA (65) Petersburg Ind. City, VA (151) Surry County, VA (36) Sussex County, VA (25)  PrinceGeorgeCounty(52) Prince George County (52)  CharlesCityCounty(75) Charles City County (75)  ChesterfieldCounty(225) Chesterfield County (225)  DinwiddieCounty(157) Dinwiddie County (157)  (65) Hopewell (65)  Petersburg(151) Petersburg (151)  SurryCounty(36) Surry County (36)  SussexCounty(25) Sussex County (25)
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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1Virginia (Prince George County), Fort Lee — “A Splendid Charge”
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
2Virginia (Prince George County), Fort Lee — Battery 8 of the Dimmock Line
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
3Virginia (Prince George County), Fort Lee — K-205 — City Point and Hopewell
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
4Virginia (Prince George County), Fort Lee — Dictator
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
5Virginia (Prince George County), Fort Lee — In Defense of the Nation
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
6Virginia (Prince George County), Fort Lee — Infantry Earthworks
“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
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7Virginia (Prince George County), Fort Lee — Infantry Earthworks
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
8Virginia (Prince George County), Fort Lee — Monotonous Toil
“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
9Virginia (Prince George County), Fort Lee — Pallas Athene
Greek Goddess- wise in the arts of war and industries of peace. She led through victory to peace and prosperity.Map (db m101961) WM
10Virginia (Prince George County), Fort Lee — Prince George Court House Road
This trail follows the old road which ran between Petersburg and Prince George Court House. It was used by both armies to move men and supplies.Map (db m185748) HM
11Virginia (Prince George County), Fort Lee — U.S. Colored Troops
In memory of the valorous service of Regiments and Companies of the U.S. Colored Troops Army of the James and Army of the Potomac Siege of Petersburg 1864 – 65Map (db m7081) WM
12Virginia (Prince George County), Fort Lee — Woman Warrior
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
13Virginia (Prince George County), Fort Lee — K-219 — Women's Army Corps Training Center
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
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Dec. 4, 2022