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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Prince George, 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 (224) Dinwiddie County, VA (157) Hopewell Ind. City, VA (65) Petersburg Ind. City, VA (149) Surry County, VA (34) Sussex County, VA (25)  PrinceGeorgeCounty(52) Prince George County (52)  CharlesCityCounty(75) Charles City County (75)  ChesterfieldCounty(224) Chesterfield County (224)  DinwiddieCounty(157) Dinwiddie County (157)  (65) Hopewell (65)  Petersburg(149) Petersburg (149)  SurryCounty(34) Surry County (34)  SussexCounty(25) Sussex County (25)
Prince George is the county seat for Prince George County
Prince George is in Prince George County
      Prince George County (52)  
ADJACENT TO PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY
      Charles City County (75)  
      Chesterfield County (224)  
      Dinwiddie County (157)  
      Hopewell (65)  
      Petersburg (149)  
      Surry County (34)  
      Sussex County (25)  
 
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1Virginia (Prince George County), Prince George — Artillery at Petersburg
"The campaign became quite scientific, so that after the first few weeks, we learned to tell by the sound the nature of every missile that passed over us, and knew which ones to dodge. The mortar shells had the most terror for us. The ordinary . . . Map (db m14602) HM
2Virginia (Prince George County), Prince George — K-206 — Bailey's Creek
Bailey's Creek is named for Temperance Bailey (ca. 1617-ca. 1652), the daughter of Cicely Bailey and her first husband, whose name is unknown. When he died before Sept. 1620, Temperance inherited 200 acres of land near here at the age of three. Her . . . Map (db m17731) HM
3Virginia (Prince George County), Prince George — Battery 5 of the Dimmock Line
In 1862 – two years before the first Federals appeared at the city’s gates – Confederate Captain Charles Dimmock oversaw the construction of a ten-mile line of defensive works ringing Petersburg. In front of you is Battery 5 one of the largest of . . . Map (db m180822) HM
4Virginia (Prince George County), Prince George — Battery 5 Trail
On the ground before you the first major attacks against Petersburg occurred. This bloodletting marked the beginning of nine months of siege. This 0.6-mile trail will take you through Battery 5 of the Confederate Dimmock Line, captured by . . . Map (db m14601) HM
5Virginia (Prince George County), Prince George — Confederate Battery 6
This battery fell to the Union forces on June 15, 1864.Map (db m14618) HM
6Virginia (Prince George County), Prince George — Confederate Soldiers of Prince George Co.
. . . Map (db m23562) HM
7Virginia (Prince George County), Prince George — K-207 — History at Prince George Courthouse
Lord Cornwallis, going toward the James in pursuit of Lafayette, passed here, May 24, 1781. A part of Grant's army passed here on the way to Petersburg, June, 1864. The place was occupied by Union troops in 1864-65.Map (db m17732) HM
8Virginia (Prince George County), Prince George — In Memoriam
To those who made the Supreme Sacrifice in the services of their country in World Wars I and II from Prince George County, Virginia World War I White Timothy B. Gogle • Roy Ellis • Harvey F. D. Tatum Colored James Wooden . . . Map (db m149577) WM
9Virginia (Prince George County), Prince George — Jordan Family Cemetery
Buried with his parents are Josiah Jordan, his wife, Mary and four of their children - Watson, 10 months, Laura, 3 years, Charles, 4 months, and Lemuel, 24 years. This land was Josiah's farm at the time of the siege.Map (db m185654) HM
10Virginia (Prince George County), Prince George — K-208 — Jordan's Point
Weyanoke Indians, part of the Powhatan Chiefdom, occupied Jordan's Point, around two miles north on the James River, when English colonists arrived in 1607. There, about 1620, Samuel Jordan settled; the place was called Jordan's Journey. By 1625, . . . Map (db m17733) HM
11Virginia (Prince George County), Prince George — Opportunity Lost
“At that hour, Petersburg was clearly at the mercy of the Federal commander, who had all but captured it.” - Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard, CSA Confederate Commander, June 15, 1864 “Deeming that I held important points of the enemy’s line of . . . Map (db m185663) HM
12Virginia (Prince George County), Prince George — Opportunity Lost
At 7 p.m. on June 15, 1864, the boom of Union cannons to the east foreshadowed a Union attack on the Dimmock Line. Minutes later, soldiers of the Union Eighteenth Corps broke through the undermanned Confederate line and swarmed over the works . . . Map (db m185664) HM
13Virginia (Prince George County), Prince George — Prince George County Veterans Memorial
In memory of those who made the Supreme Sacrifice in military service to their country from Prince George County Korea Andrew G. Book • Larry Kennedy • Thomas W. King • John D. Meikle • Willie L. Moore • William E. O'Berry • Robert . . . Map (db m149579) WM
14Virginia (Prince George County), Prince George — Prince George Court HouseLong, Hot March — Lee Vs. Grant - The 1864 Campaign —
After crossing the James River, Gen. Gouverneur Warren’s Fifth Corps and Gen. Ambrose Burnside’s Ninth Corps were ordered to move toward Petersburg. One of two primary routes of advance, Prince George Court House Road (Road 106) was used by more . . . Map (db m3897) HM
15Virginia (Prince George County), Prince George — Prince George Court House"Destroy both those roads" — Wilson – Kautz Raid —
In June 1864, Gen. U.S. Grant began to confine Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia within the Richmond and Petersburg defenses. The South Side R.R., connecting Petersburg and Lynchburg, and the Richmond and Danville R.R. supplied Lee’s . . . Map (db m14771) HM
16Virginia (Prince George County), Prince George — The Beefsteak RaidWade Hampton’s Cattle Raid
As the summer of 1864 ended with Union Gen. U.S. Grant’s army still laying siege to Petersburg, Southern sources learned of a large herd of cattle being held at nearby Coggin’s Point on the James River. The cattle were grazing at “Beechwood,” the . . . Map (db m14773) HM
17Virginia (Prince George County), Prince George — K-211 — The Cattle Raid
Just to the north of the road here, at old Sycamore Church, Wade Hampton, coming from the south, attacked the Union cavalry guarding Grant's beef cattle, September 16, 1864. The Unionists were overpowered; Hampton, rounding up 2,500 beeves, . . . Map (db m17734) HM
18Virginia (Prince George County), Prince George — The Clerk's Office
Cultural Heritage Building ~ Formerly The Clerk's Office Circa 1890 A National Historic Register PropertyMap (db m149572) HM
19Virginia (Prince George County), Prince George — The Petersburg Campaign1864-1865 — Petersburg National Battlefield —
In 1864, the Union Army’s plan was to press relentlessly and destroy Lee’s Army. On May 4, Grant crossed the Rapidan and started south. Unable to accomplish his objective at the Wilderness, Spotsylvania and Cold Harbor, he nevertheless succeeded in . . . Map (db m100716) HM
20Virginia (Prince George County), Prince George — The Siege of Petersburg
"I would not believe before I came here that man was capable of enduring so much." -Lawrence Bradley, 1st Mass. Heavy Artillery
If Petersburg fell, the Confederate capital at Richmond would fall too. Grant knew it; . . . Map (db m155217) HM
21Virginia (Prince George County), Prince George — Uprooted by War
Before you is the foundation of "Clermont," the center of a 525-acre plantation where Josiah Jordan III's family lived before the siege. Behind you and to your left were the quarters of twenty-two enslaved Black men, women, and children who lived . . . Map (db m185652) HM
22Virginia (Prince George County), Prince George — Uprooted by War
“Every tree, stump, and fence has disappeared… What was once verdant is now a wasteland of dust and dirt.” - John Haley, 17th Maine Infantry January 26, 1865 The gentle depression in front of you is the only vestige of the Josiah Jordan . . . Map (db m185653) HM
23Virginia (Prince George County), Prince George — World War II Memorial
A grateful Prince George remembers it's World War II Veterans This tree planted Nov. 11, 1995 by WW II Commemorative Committee A remembrance by Parkers GroceryMap (db m149570) WM
 
 
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Jul. 4, 2022